Innovative Surface Modification for Aluminum, Magnesium and High Strength Steel Alloys to Enhance Corrosion Resistance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0427
Agency Tracking Number: N072-125-0483
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: N07-125
Solitcitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
505 Liberty Street, Warren, PA, 16365
Duns: 073490034
Hubzone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Smith
 Principal Investigator/Chief Scient
 (724) 539-8310
Business Contact
 Ellen Shepherd
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (814) 688-6031
Research Institution
Liberty Technologies is proposing to apply its proprietary Atomic Penetration of Materials technology to protect US Navy aircraft components from corrosion by creating innovative surface alloys and coatings that are not available by any other process. This technology is currently being applied to surface coating alloys that address the harsh erosive and corrosive environments deep in oil wells, as well as coatings for medical instruments, and new long-life cutting tools. We are proposing in Phase I to demonstrate this technology for Navy anti-corrosion applications, focusing on the ability to prevent Stress Corrosion Cracking and extending the life of many components in the harsh naval environments.

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