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Wear Resistant Coatings for Aluminum and Titanium Alloy Housings and Flanges

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78973
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-096-1745
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Wear Resistant Coatings for Aluminum and Titanium Alloy Housings and Flanges
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5033
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

The use of Standing Take-Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) is a key attribute of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). While the LiftFan technology to be used on the JSF will provide significant weight savings, excess weight still exists on the JSF. To alleviate this issue, heavy alloy metals (such as stainless steel) are being targeted for replacement with lower density alloys (such as aluminum and titanium). One area for material replacement is the steel inserts that are currently used in bearing housing and flanges. Utilization of aluminum or titanium in this capacity, however, is not currently possible due to fretting and abrasion wear. In this Phase I SBIR program, Infoscitex proposes the development of coating technology that will render aluminum and titanium alloy resistant to fretting wear. A process for protective both aluminum and titanium will be developed, and a range of coating compositions will be investigated.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Kovar
Principal Scientist
7818901338
bkovar@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

William F. Thompson
Contracts Manager
7818901338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No