Fuel Cell Based Portable Hybrid Power Supply

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAD17-01-C-0107
Agency Tracking Number: A992-3052
Amount: $606,747.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
POWDERMET, INC.
9960 Glen Oaks Unit A, Sun Valley, CA, 91352
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dean Baker
 Engineering Manager
 (818) 768-6420
 dti19@idt.net
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: President
Phone: (818) 768-6420
Email: dti19@idt.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In phase I, Powdermet Inc. developed and demonstrated the CVD FB process for the productionof nano-engineered thermal spray powders, while Catepillar demonstrated the use of the coatedpowders for creating functionally thermal spray coatings. The current functionally gradedsystem consists of a multi-layer coating with a porous alumina layer, an alumina/mullite graded layer and a cermet wear resistant layer at the surface. In the proposed Phase II, thefunctionally graded system willl be optimized and coating performance and characterization for specific Army and commercial applications. These coatings are designed to provide enhancedengine life and performance by reducing heat load to the cooling system and increasing enginelife in heavy use conditions.

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