Prediction of Corrosion Protection System Aging by Theory Based Data Mining

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$750,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
F33615-02-C-5604
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
011ML-0603
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive, Clayton, OH, 45315
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
793274747
Principal Investigator
 Maria Inman
 Research Manager
 (937) 836-7749
 inman.faraday@erinet.com
Business Contact
 E. Jennings Taylor
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (937) 836-7749
Email: jennings@erinet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"This Phase II SBIR program addresses the need to extend the life of U.S. Air Force aircraft, well beyond their original design life, under increasingly strict budget conditions. Specifically, a Faradaic Prediction Tool will be developed, to predict theperformance of a corrosion protection system for aging aircraft components, and the onset and propagation of corrosion resulting from coating degradation. The Faradaic Prediction Tool will predict the coating performance over time at the next basedeployment, using a database including electrochemical and environmental severity data. The Faradaic Prediction Tool could also be used to downselect new coating formulations, for more rigorous testing. In the Phase II program, we will a) performlaboratory, field and accelerated weathering tests to simulate coating degradation and corrosion damage on aluminum panels, b) develop algorithms for predicting electrochemical impedance spectra for coatings, using data mining tools, c) developmethodologies for predicting fundamental electrochemical parameters, d) combine these approaches into a methodology for predicting coating failure and corrosion damage as a function of time, and e) verify the methodology with long term experimental data.In Phase III, we will package the Faradaic Prediction Tool into a user-friendly software program for commercialization."

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