Nanostructured High Performance Ultrahydrophobic Coatings by Combustion CVD

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0119
Agency Tracking Number: F054-014-0311
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T014
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-05-01
Small Business Information
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
DUNS: 806337762
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yongdong Jiang
 Senior Research Scientist
 (678) 287-2477
Business Contact
 Andrew Hunt
Title: CEO/CTO
Phone: (678) 287-2402
Research Institution
 C. P Wong
 School of Mater. Sci. & Eng., 771 Ferst Drive, N. W.
Atlanta, GA, 30332
 (404) 894-8391
 Nonprofit college or university
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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