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Development of Pulse Water Strip of Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coatings and Chrome…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82294
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-317-0028
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
(ES3) Engineering & Software System Solution, Inc.
550 West C Street, Suite 1630 San Diego, CA 92101-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Development of Pulse Water Strip of Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coatings and Chrome Plating on Landing Gear Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8201-07-C-0047
Award Amount: $169,821.00
 

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 components are typically made of High Strength Steel (HSS) and are very sensitive to processing techniques. Currently, chrome plating and HVOF WC-Co coatings are stripped via wet chemical baths at overhaul; however, both processes require different chemical solutions that can be harmful to the HSS substrates during processing. These HSS processing requirements are typical on many other aircraft applications such as flap and slat tracks, actuators, propeller systems and other engine / aircraft support structure. This proposal will discuss the research and development and future qualification requirements and related concerns to utilize an environmentally and process friendly, pulse water strip system to remove both chrome plating and HVOF WC-Co applications on high strength steel landing gear components.

Principal Investigator:

Craig Pessetto
Landing Gear Program Manager
8019261150
craig.pessetto@es3inc.com

Business Contact:

Craig Edwards
Director, Aircraft Systems
8019261150
craig.edwards@es3inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

(ES3) ENGINEERING & SOFTWARE SYSTEM SOLUTION, INC
990 Highland Drive, Suite 212P Solana Beach, CA 92075

EIN/Tax ID: 330976413
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No