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Corrosion Resistant Non-Toxic Coatings for High-Strength Arresting Gear…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98193
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-180-0733
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-180
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Directed Vapor Technologies Internationa
2 Boars Head Lane Charlottesville, VA 22903-4605
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Corrosion Resistant Non-Toxic Coatings for High-Strength Arresting Gear Tailhook Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0134
Award Amount: $149,745.00
 

Abstract:

The principal aim of this program is to develop non-toxic corrosion resistant coatings to replace cadmium for tailhook applications on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). These coatings need to be dense, effective at preventing corrosion of the alloy, and able to be deposited onto non line-of-sight areas. Coating compositions will be aluminum based alloys which have previously been demonstrated on steel substrates using Directed Vapor Deposition (DVD). The aluminum based DVD deposited coatings have previously demonstrated corrosion resistance, are dense with no porosity, have a relatively low modulus to promote coating adhesion, and importantly can be deposited onto non line-of-sight areas. Coating compositions will be optimized to the current tailhook alloy. Corrosion testing will be performed in accordance with the "High-Strength Steel Joint Test Protocol." Successful demonstration of the corrosion protection during the Phase I effort will lead to a Phase II effort that would include additional qualification testing as well as the coating of components utilizing DVTI's production scale coater. A significant outcome of this study is the establishment of non-toxic corrosion resistant coatings and coating processes that provide the required corrosion resistance while reducing the usage and exposure to toxic materials.

Principal Investigator:

Susie Eustis
Research Scientist
4349771405
susie.eustis@directedvapor.com

Business Contact:

Harry Burns
President & CEO
4349771405
harryburns@directedvapor.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc.
2 Boars Head Lane Charlottesville, VA 22903

EIN/Tax ID: 541999724
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No