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Bio-inspired Marine Biofouling-control Coatings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-166-0177
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-166
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Bio-inspired Marine Biofouling-control Coatings
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0061
Award Amount: $79,973.00
 

Abstract:

Undeterred, marine organisms foul ship hulls, decreasing speed and maneuverability while increasing fuel use. New advances in the understanding of the adhesion mechanisms of macrofouling organisms like barnacles and mussels, offer the potential to design improved anti-fouling coatings that specifically target these mechanisms and avoid the general toxicity of traditional tin and copper/biocide coatings that have led to significant environmental damage. TIAX proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of an anti-fouling coating technology to deter the settlement and adhesion of macrofouling organisms to marine surfaces.

Principal Investigator:

Brad Pindzola
Associate Principal/PI
(781) 879-1230
Pindzola.Brad@TIAXLLC.com

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
(781) 879-1286
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No