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Real-Time Control of Laser Coating Removal

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86887
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-041-0459
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Research Company
1250 South Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07062-1920
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Real-Time Control of Laser Coating Removal
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-5607
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Energy Research Company (ERCo) proposes the development of an instrument that provides novel real-time control of laser decoating processes by detecting the coating as it is being removed. The technology allows for precise and selective removal of the desired coating layer while preserving any underlying coatings and the base material. The instrument's real-time operation allows the coating removal rate to be unimpeded and to proceed at its optimum speed. The quality of the decoating process will thereby be greatly improved while throughput of the laser decoating system will be unaffected. ERCo has demonstrated the technique in its laboratory and has shown that very accurate coating removal can be obtained. In Phase I, ERCo will demonstrate the device's ability to automatically and accurately control the removal of topcoat and/or primer layers while preserving underlying layers and the substrate material. The technology can also be adapted for controlling other coating removal methods.

Principal Investigator:

Arel Weisberg
Program Manager
7186080935
aweisberg@er-co.com

Business Contact:

Robert De Saro
President
7186088788
rdesaro@er-co.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ENERGY RESEARCH CO.
2571-A Arthur Kill Road Staten Island, NY 10309

EIN/Tax ID: 223329891
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No