Nanostructured High Performance Ultrahydrophobic Coatings by Combustion CVD

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0119
Award Id:
73378
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-014-0311
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806337762
Principal Investigator:
YongdongJiang
Senior Research Scientist
(678) 287-2477
yjiang@ngimat.com
Business Contact:
AndrewHunt
CEO/CTO
(678) 287-2402
ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institute:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
C. P Wong
School of Mater. Sci. & Eng., 771 Ferst Drive, N. W.
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 894-8391
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
nGimat Co., in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to utilize the Combustion CVD process for the development and production of high performance self-cleaning coatings for military structures. The self-cleaning coatings will be based in part on the ultrahydrophobic nature of the lotus leaf, but with a focus on improving durability to a level not previously seen in nature or coatings developed by other technologies. Specifically, the flexibility of nGimat's Combustion CVD process will enable the development of thin film microstructures, architectures, and compositions that provide improved abrasion resistance and weatherability without compromising the ultrahydrophobic nature. Once the desired performance has been achieved (Phase I), the inherent sustainability (scalability, low-cost) of the Combustion CVD process will be demonstrated through the production of low cost, high performance coatings for a wide variety of military products.

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