Nanostructured Ultrahydrophobic Anti-corrosion Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8501-07-M-0187
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-324-2705
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NGIMAT CO.
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806337762
Principal Investigator:
Yongdong Jiang
Senior Research Scientist
(678) 287-2477
yjiang@ngimat.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Hunt
CEO/CTO
(678) 287-2402
ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
nGimat Co. proposes to utilize the NanoSpray/Combustion CVD process for the development and production of high performance ultrahydrophobic anti-corrosion coatings for military structures. The ultrahydrophobic 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, weatherability, and corrosion resistance 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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