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Multifunctional, Low-Cost, Inorganic Seal Coatings for Radomes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75338
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-124-0614
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Multifunctional, Low-Cost, Inorganic Seal Coatings for Radomes
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-08-C-4101
Award Amount: $298,828.00
 

Abstract:

The US Navy and other Department of Defense agencies are facing an urgent need for new and improved radome materials for advanced missile systems. High temperature sealants on radome structures of advanced missile systems is a critical need, since ingress of moisture during missile storage can degrade the electronic components housed within the missile radome. Inorganic coatings are preferred for this application due to their superior barrier properties, chemical resistance, and thermal performance. However, deposition of suitable inorganic coatings with adequate coverage for barrier performance This Phase II SBIR project is focused on enabling a new generation of radomes using a durable inorganic sealant to prevent gas and moisture permeation through the walls of porous ceramic radomes. CerablakT, an aluminum phosphate based sealant, is derived using a low-cost, easy-to-apply, process that can be readily applied and rapidly transitioned to existing and future missile systems. In addition, the sealant will be stable in the extreme operating conditions of radomes, and will provide secondary advantages such as increased mechanical integrity. Based on, its versatile deposition processes and desirable properties for radomes, CerablakT serves as an ideal candidate for enhancement of ceramic radome materials.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Mangrich
Materials Enginner
8472876292
bmangrich@atfinet.com

Business Contact:

Sankar Sambasivan
President & CEO
8474675282
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