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Surface Relief Nanostructure Treatments for Armament Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-16-C-0072
Agency Tracking Number: A161-014-0053
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-014
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-02-28
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street
Torrance, CA 90505
United States
DUNS: 114060861
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Kevin Yu
 (310) 530-2011
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Research Institution

InnoSense LLC (ISL) proposes to develop Super-Hydrophobic Coatings with Anti-Reflection properties (SHOC-AR).SHOC-AR involves formation of a nanostructured, surface relief patterned superhydrophobic, and biomimetic coating on metal and glass surfaces. Femtosecond laser pulses will be used to create surface relief structures on firearm material surfaces, such as steel. The in-situ textures of firearm surfaces with different surface relief patterns will be utilized as the microscale feature of this coating. Moth-eye anti-reflection surface relief structures can be fabricated directly onto glass substrates, such as on the curved side of plano-convex lenses. In Phase I, ISL will develop SHOC-AR technology and demonstrate feasibility by applying it on G43400 (4340) steel and plano-convex lens material coupons. Surfaces of steel plates and tubes (inside and outside) to be used would represent a gun bore. In Phase II, we will downselect candidate processes, then optimize, scale-up, and tailor the material to specific U.S. Army programs. We will also investigate superhydrophobic coatings for glass, steel and other engineering alloys applications. During Phase III transition, ISL will work with prime contractor and U.S. Army groups representing our entry market to establish testing requirements for coating certification.

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