Repair of HighTemperature RAM Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,745,350.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-04-C-5307
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1612
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF03-116
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
MSNW, INC.
P.O. Box 865, San Marcos, CA, 92079
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
092298009
Principal Investigator:
Gail Cullum
(904) 794-2071
msnwcullum@aol.com
Business Contact:
George Reynolds
(760) 489-9471
msnwgeorge@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Phase I project developed an extensive database on electrical properties of candidate repair materials covering a wide range of thermal expansion coefficients from those of ceramic composites to those of superalloys. The Phase II project will develop, optimize and demonstrate unique, robust RAM repair materials that are chemically, mechanically, and electrically compatible with the state-of-the-art RAM coatings on current AF systems. Two applications will be addressed in separate, compartmentalized activities with Lockheed-Martin Aeronautical Systems and Pratt & Whitney. Using the database developed in Phase I and the requirements of the specific applications, candidate repair coatings will be selected and optimized to match the electrical properties of the targeted coatings. Experimental evaluations will include chemical compatibility with the baseline coatings and substrate materials, adherence, long term stability, and moisture and salt fog resistance. Evaluation will also include mechanical testing at ambient temperature before and after thermal cycling and electrical testing at ambient and elevated temperatures in air. A full-scale component or appropriate subcomponent demonstration will be conducted to validate the specific repair coatings developed for each application. Repair coating kits will be developed for each system to aid in the transfer of the repair coating technology to the end users.

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