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Extreme Wear-Resistant Thermal Spray Coatings.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0157
Agency Tracking Number: F09B-T19-0153
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF09-BT19
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-01
Small Business Information
1754 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 050096726
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Satish Dixit
 Director, Engineering and R&D
 (310) 320-3373
Business Contact
 Michael Chin
Title: Process Engineering Maneger
Phone: (310) 320-3373
Research Institution
 Argonne National Laboratory
 Ali Erdemir
9700 South Cass Avenue, Bldg. 362
Argonne, IL 60439
United States

 (630) 252-5279
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

The demand for higher performance and rapid transition of new technologies into extreme performance has lead to the need for engineered materials and surface modification technologies. The present proposal is focused on finding a surface engineered solution that can withstand exceptionally harsh environments such as those found in supersonic ground test tracks or rail gun environments. This SBIR program objective is to develop and demonstrate an improved and reliable high temperature wear resistant solid lubricant coating system for the supersonic ground test tracks or rail gun applications that is capable of surviving repetitive sliding contacts at Mach 8 and above. BENEFIT: Successful implementation of applying the solid lubricant wear resistant coatings on rail gun material will provide a superior wear resistance and improved fatigue strength at higher speeds. This will also prove how the plasma spray coatings will demonstrate performance under extreme operating conditions. Developing these coating systems and proving their applicability in such extreme harsh environments will also pave the way for other such applications in automotive and aerospace extreme environment applications.

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