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Flame-Assisted Flash Sintering for Ceramic-Coated Heat Exchangers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-181-0680
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-181
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
nGimat, LLC
2436 Over Drive, Suite B Lexington, KY 40511-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Flame-Assisted Flash Sintering for Ceramic-Coated Heat Exchangers
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-14-C-2425
Award Amount: $743,080.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: In this Phase II effort, nGimat will utilize its newly-developed FAFS technique to sinter ceramic films to metal substrates. The FAFS method was developed and proved feasible through a Phase I SBIR grant and we will expand our understanding of the technique through thorough R & D in Phase II. Sintered samples will undergo thorough surface and mechanical analysis to validate the FAFS process. Sintering of multiple ceramics onto metals substrates will also be demonstrated in Phase II. At the end of the effort, a prototype system capable of sintering research samples will be delivered. BENEFIT: The anticipated benefits/commercial applications of the Phase II R & D are low-cost, high-performance ceramic coatings in high-temperature applications such as heat exchangers, thermal barrier coatings, and solid-oxide fuel cells.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Johnson
Project Engineer
(859) 259-3637
sjohnson@ngimat.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Hunt
CEO/CTO
(678) 287-2400
ahunt@ngimat.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

nGimat, LLC
2436 Over Drive, Suite B Lexington, KY 40511-

EIN/Tax ID: 272978691
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No