Corrosion Prevention Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F49610-01-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number: F013-0120
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5202-2 N. Richmond Hill Rd., Stillwater, OK, 74075
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Parkhill
 Sr. Scientist
 (405) 624-5751
 rlp@cmst.com
Business Contact
 Cassandra Church
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (405) 624-5751
Email: ckc@cmst.com
Research Institution
 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV.
 Thomas Collins
 203 Whitehurst
Stillwater, OK, 74078
 (405) 744-6501
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Military aircraft are largely constructed from special aluminum alloys, which typically have secondary precipitate phases that substantially improve mechanical strength. However, these regions also promote corrosion in such common environmental conditionsas acid rain, saltwater, and thermal cycling. The problem is significant enough that the U.S. Air Force expends approximately $1 billion per year on corrosion-related maintenance for its aluminum-skinned aircraft. The team of CMS Technetronics and tworesearch groups from Oklahoma State University proposes to develop next-generation, nanoengineered surface treatments that will meet the goals of superior protection against corrosion, environmental compliance, and controllable removal. The team'sadvanced, integrated, composite-nanophasic materials systems can provide the USAF with corrosion-inhibiting properties superior to present coatings systems.The development of advanced corrosion suppression methods utilizing nanoengineered structures offersnew opportunities for aircraft corrosion prevention and maintenance. Use of

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