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Nano-Hardened Electroplated Coatings for Improved Rotary Cannon Lifespan

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0826
Agency Tracking Number: N192-057-1160
Amount: $139,823.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N192-057
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-03-27
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center
Rockledge, FL 32955
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Gregory Chester Mr. Gregory Chester
 Senior Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 gchester@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Dr. Robert P. Scaringe
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: rps@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Rotary cannon type weapons, such as the M197 electric cannon, currently require servicing every 28 days in order to remove abrasive particulate and to relubricate the rotary drum. The Navy is currently seeking a one-time application coating, applied at the time of manufacturing or retrofit, which will at least double the time between servicing to 56 days or more. Mainstream Engineering proposes to utilize an electrodeposited Ni-alloy-based coating which has good corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and thermal stability. In order to obtain a coating with these properties we will investigate a codeposited alloy with ultrahard ceramic inclusions. Using this ceramic-reinforced electrodeposited alloy we will be able to inexpensively fabricate wear resistant coatings with improved performance over current lubricated, non-coated steel.

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