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Company Information:

Company Name:
(ES3) Engineering & Software System Solution, Inc.
Address:
550 West C Street, Suite 1630
San Diego, CA 92101-
Phone:
(801) 926-1150
URL:
EIN:
330976413
DUNS:
127283500
Number of Employees:
102
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,778,504.00 14
SBIR Phase II $17,031,671.00 18

Award List:

Development of Nanosteel Chrome Replacement HVOF Coatings on High Strength Steel Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$169,545.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard V. Straten, HVOF Manager
Abstract:
High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide, WC-Co, WC-Co-Cr coatings have been in development for two decades for chrome replacement in aerospace applications and implemented on many components. These coatings have been limited for High Strength Steel (HSS) Landing Gear component… More

Development of Castings for Landing Gear aluminum forgings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$169,821.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Doug Wiser, Manager, Landing Gear Systems
Abstract:
Landing gear designs utilize forgings for structural applications, to maximize properties and minimize weight. Although this approach allows for minimal component weight and size, a forging typically has the longest logistic lead time, and is usually the most expensive manufacturing method. Many… More

Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Zinc Nickel on High Strength Steel Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,837.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Craig Edwards, Director, Aircraft Systems
Abstract:
Landing gear components utilize steels with tensile strengths above 280 KSI. Components manufactured from these alloys require sacrificial protective coatings to perform successfully in service. Cadmium has been the baseline coating for such components for decades. The problems with cadmium, a… More

Development of Pulse Water Strip of Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coatings and Chrome Plating on Landing Gear Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$169,821.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Craig Pessetto, Landing Gear Program Manager
Abstract:
Chrome plating has been utilized for Landing Gear components for over half a century and High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide WC-Co coatings are currently being utilized for chrome replacement for aerospace applications and implemented on many non-aerospace applications. Landing Gear… More

Development of Novel Cooling and Temperature Monitoring for High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coating Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,907.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Doug Wiser, Manager, Landing Gear Systems
Abstract:
Temperature control is a major concern during High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) processing in the aerospace industry. Typically, temperature must not exceed 300oF to prevent heat damage/ tempering of the substrates for steel alloys, and even lower temperature requirements for aluminum and titanium… More

Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Alkaline Zinc-Nickel Electroplating for Threaded Fasteners/Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Randolph, Director - Souteast Operations
Abstract:
Aircraft structure and propeller systems utilize both high and low strength steel, cad plated threaded components and fasteners throughout its structure. Threaded joints and fasteners manufactured from these alloys require sacrificial protective coatings due to the corrosive environment. Cadmium… More

Restoration of Dimensional Tolerances

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Craig Pessetto, Program Manager
Abstract:
When the inner diameter (ID) of aluminum landing gear outer cylinders is worn or damaged there is very little that can be done to repair the damage consequently the outer cylinder has to be condemned and taken out of service. The aircraft industry condemns many aluminum strut outer cylinders at a… More

Development of Castings for Landing Gear aluminum forgings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Rob McCowin, Structures Lead Engineer
Abstract:
Landing gear designs utilize forgings for structural applications, to maximize properties and minimize weight. Although this approach allows for minimal component weight and size, forgings commonly have extended procurement lead time, and are usually an expensive manufacturing method. Phase I of… More

Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Zinc Nickel on High Strength Steel Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Craig Pessetto, Chief, Material & Process
Abstract:
Landing gear components manufactured from high strength steel alloys require sacrificial protective coatings to perform safely in service. Cadmium has been the standard coating for such components for decades, but is a known carcinogen and has been targeted for elimination by the USAF. An… More

Dimensional Restoration of Landing Gear Component Bores

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,945.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard Vander Straten, Lead Thermal Spray Engine
Abstract:
When the inner diameter (ID) of a landing gear aluminum outer cylinder is damaged or worn there is very little that can be done to repair ID of the cylinder. Consequently, the outer cylinder has to be condemned and taken out of service. The main cause for condemnations of aluminum outer cylinders is… More

Development of Pulse Water Strip of Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coatings and Chrome Plating on Landing Gear Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,999,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Craig Pessetto, Aerospace Engineer
Abstract:
Chrome plating has been utilized as a protective wear coating for High Strength Steel (HSS) and Low Strength Steel (LSS) aircraft components for over half a century. High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide chrome (WC-Co or WC-Co-Cr) coatings are currently being utilized as a chrome… More

Improved Landing Gear Grinding/Finishing Methods on Hard Wear Resistant Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard V. Straten, HVOF Manager
Abstract:
The Air Force is currently replacing chrome plating with High Velocity Oxygenated Fuel (HVOF) applied tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co and WC-Co-Cr) coatings. These coatings require diamond wheels for finish grinding as well as aluminum oxide grinding wheels for base metal prep and Chrome plate… More

Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Alkaline Zinc-Nickel Electroplating for Threaded Fasteners/Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Randolph, Manager, SE Operations
Abstract:
Aircraft structure, engine, propeller and landing gear systems utilize high and low strength steel, cad-plated threaded components and fasteners throughout its structure. Threaded components and fasteners manufactured from these alloys require sacrificial protective coatings due to the corrosive… More

Development of Nanosteel Chrome Replacement HVOF Coatings on High Strength Steel Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,959.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard VanderStraten, Lead HVOF Engineer
Abstract:
ES3 has completed a SBIR Phase I effort of a feasibility study for the research and development of Nano-composite High Velocity Oxygen Fueled (HVOF) coatings for replacement of hard chrome plating on high-strength steel landing gear components. The Phase I work focused on finding an HVOF coating… More

Restoration of Dimensional Tolerances

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$473,104.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Craig Pessetto, Chief, Materials & Proces
Abstract:
There is currently no repair process to restore aluminum landing gear cylinders inner dimensions. The magnetron sputtering System (MSS) process has the potential of restoring outer cylinders IDs dimensions. This technology is similar to ion vapor deposition (IVD) aluminum, and meets the same… More

Development of Novel Cooling and Temperature Monitoring for High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coating Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Randolph, HVOF Lead Engineer
Abstract:
Temperature control has been a major concern during High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) processing since it was originally utilized in the aerospace industry. Typically, temperature must not exceed 300oF to prevent heat damage/ tempering of the substrates on steel alloys, and even lower temperature… More

Modeling of concrete failure under blast and fragment loading

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,883.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Daniele Pelessone, Project Manager
Abstract:
The defense community is extremely interested in developing numerical methodologies for predicting the dynamic response of concrete materials under extreme loading conditions. This capability would make it possible to use computer software for simulating events of interest, such as the response of… More

Dimensional Restoration of Landing Gear Component Bores

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$478,331.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Richard V. Straten, Chief, HVOF operations
Abstract:
When the internal diameter (ID) of an aluminum alloy landing gear outer cylinder bore is damaged or worn there is currently very little that can be done to facilitate a repair. The main cause for early condemnation of aluminum alloy outer cylinders is excessive wear on the bore. The aerospace… More

Improved Landing Gear Grinding/Finishing Methods on Hard Wear Resistant Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$481,822.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard V. Straten, HVOF Manager – (801) 926-1150
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force is currently replacing chrome plating with High Velocity Oxygenated Fuel (HVOF) applied tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co and WC-Co-Cr) coatings. These coatings require diamond wheels for finish grinding the HVOF coatings as well as aluminum oxide grinding wheels for base metal… More

Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Zinc Nickel on High Strength Steel Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$2,119,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Craig Pessetto, Manager, M&P – (801) 926-1150
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Landing gear components manufactured from high strength steel alloys require sacrificial protective coatings to perform safely in service. Cadmium has been the standard coating for such components for decades, but is a known carcinogen and has been targeted for elimination by the USAF. … More

Non-Line of Sight Coating on High Strength Steel Substrate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,997.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard V. Straten, HVOF Manager – (801) 926-1150
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: There is a current need to remove the use of EHC on landing gear component bores (non-line of sight). EHC has been utilized on landing gear components for numerous years. There are many benefits to EHC such as providing an excellent wear surface, a good corrosion barrier and it allows… More

Landing Gear Structural Health Prognostic/Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,934.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Clint Forrest, Cheif Technology Officer – (801) 926-1150
Abstract:
Landing gear systems are one of the more problematic subsystems on Naval aircraft. Landing gear failure can be caused by hard landings due to actual severe high sink rate with high enough GW to exceed the design strength, but are extremely rare. More common are fatigue and environmentally caused… More

Development of Pulse Water Strip of Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coatings and Chrome Plating on Landing Gear Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,526,084.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jay Randolph, Director, SE Office – (478) 922-1260
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Chrome plating has been utilized for Aircraft, Landing Gear, Engine and Propeller components for over half a century, and High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide (WC-Co, or WC-Co-Cr) coatings are currently being utilized for chrome replacement on many aerospace components and… More

Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Alkaline Zinc-Nickel Electroplating for Threaded Fasteners/Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,102,220.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Randolph, Director, SE Operations – (478) 922-1460
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Aircraft structure, engine, propeller and landing gear systems utilize high and low strength steel, cad-plated threaded components and fasteners throughout its structure. Threaded components and fasteners manufactured from these alloys require sacrificial protective coatings due to the… More

Development of Nanosteel Chrome Replacement HVOF Coatings on High Strength Steel Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$736,589.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jay Randolph, Chief SE Operatiosn – (478) 922-1460
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Resubmittal of Proposal F2-4872 as requested by Frank Zahiri (WR-ALC) for contract FA8501-12-C-0024 BENEFIT: See original Proposal

Landing Gear Strut Operational Readiness Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,993.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Rob Huot, SHM Senior Engineer – (801) 928-2719
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Landing gear systems are one of the more problematic subsystems on USAF aircraft. The most common landing gear failures are caused by mis-servicing of the gear, resulting in much higher loads (even for a"normal"landing events or cause excessive fatigue damage than originally… More

Development of Nanosteel Chrome Replacement HVOF Coatings on High Strength Steel Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$992,188.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jar Randolph, Director, SE Operations – (478) 957-1278
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Amorphous composite (AC) coatings are an alternative coating material to the existing High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Tungsten Carbide Cobalt and Tungsten Carbide Cobalt Chrome (WC-Co and WC-Co-Cr). The purpose of AC coatings are to eliminate spalling on Low and High Strength Steel (LSS… More

Development of Novel Cooling and Temperature Monitoring for High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coating Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,180,329.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jay Randolph, Director, SE Operations – (478) 957-1278
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Temperature control has been a major concern during High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) processing since its introduction to the aerospace industry. Typically, substrate temperature must not exceed 300oF to prevent heat damage/ tempering of steel alloys, and even lower temperature… More

Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Alkaline Zinc-Nickel Electroplating for Threaded Fasteners/Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,795.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jay Randolph, Director, SE operations – (478) 957-1278
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: There is currently no repair process to restore aluminum landing gear cylinders inner dimensions. The magnetron sputtering System (MSS) process has the potential of restoring outer cylinders IDs dimensions. This technology is similar to ion vapor deposition (IVD) aluminum, and meets the… More

Non-Line of Sight Coating on High Strength Steel Substrate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,610.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard V. Straten, Chief of Thermal Spray Op – (801) 698-7939
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Electrolytic Hard Chrome (EHC) has been used in both civilian and military aerospace as the hard wear resistant coating of choice for both high strength and low strength steels. Due to tighter regulations there is a current requirement to eliminate the use of EHC on landing gear… More

Landing Gear Structural Health Prognostic/Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$849,833.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rob Huot, SHM Lead Engineer – (801) 928-2719
Abstract:
Landing gear systems are one of the more problematic subsystems on Naval aircraft. Landing gear failure can be caused by hard landings due to actual severe high sink rate with high enough GW to exceed the design strength, but are extremely rare. More common are fatigue and environmentally caused… More

Dimensional Restoration of Aircraft Components Damaged by Corrosion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,897.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jay Randolph, Director, SE Operations – (478) 957-1278
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force typically requires restoration of corrosion affected aircraft components in hidden and/or hard to access areas. These aircraft structure and components are typically manufactured from aluminum substrates, as well as other alloys like titanium, and low alloy, PH and Cres… More