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Nano-Engineered Coating for Barrel Life Enhancement

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78823
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-350-2871
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.
8261 Elmwood Dr Skokie, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Nano-Engineered Coating for Barrel Life Enhancement
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-06-M-0114
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Extending gun barrel life has been a long-standing goal for the US Air Force and other DoD agencies. Currently-used chrome plated barrels are susceptible to erosion and corrosion which affects the accuracy of fired bullets due to material loss along the inner surface. The primary cause of barrel degradation is the poor quality chrome coating and attack of steel inner surface by hot gases and combustion products through microcracks and defects in the chrome layer. The objective of the present effort is to demonstrate the enhancement of performance by a new coating material on both existing chrome plated as well as newly-developed gun barrel materials.

Principal Investigator:

Krishnaswamy K. Rangan
Research Scientist
8472876292
kasthuri@atfinet.com

Business Contact:

Sankar Sambasivan
President & CEO
8474675236
sankar@atfinet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.
1801 Maple Ave., Suite 5316 Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364202347
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No