Nanostructured Ultrahydrophobic Anti-corrosion Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8501-07-M-0187
Agency Tracking Number: F071-324-2705
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-324
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
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
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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