Multifunctional Nanocomposite Coatings for Mechanical Assemblies of Space Optics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113m-06-c-0178
Agency Tracking Number: 053-1247
Amount: $99,957.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA05-015
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amarendra Rai
 Research Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
 arai@ues.com
Business Contact
 Francis Williams, Jr.
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Space tracking and surveillance systems require mechanical assemblies that operate in varying and extreme atmosphere and temperature conditions. For proper functioning of these mechanical assemblies in space for many years, highly stable lubricating and wear resistant coatings are needed. To this end, in this Phase I program UES proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of multifunctional nanocomposite coatings with embedded solid lubricant phases in such applications. A systematic test methodology will be used to evaluate the developed coating. Based on the evaluation results the developed coatings will be validated and ranked. Highly ranked coatings will be further developed in Phase II.

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