Removal Tools and Process for LO Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F33615-01-M-5603
Award Id:
52382
Agency Tracking Number:
011ML-0690
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6923 Redbud Drive, Manhattan, KS, 66503
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
080880557
Principal Investigator:
Sameer Madanshetty
Chief R&D Officer
(785) 293-4917
uncopiers@iwon.com
Business Contact:
Isabel Zambrano
CEO
(785) 293-4917
uncopiers@iwon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This phase-I effort seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a coating removal method based on a novel, environmentally-friendly (chemical-free and energy efficient) technology known as Acoustic Coaxing Induced Microcavitation (ACIM). InACIM-based technologies silent sound is used to create intense energy points (imploding microbubbles) on wetted surfaces. In this project, the precise point-of-use energetics of ACIM-powered microbubbles are applied to the important problem of removingradar absorbing materials (RAM) from aircraft surfaces.This phase-I project will lead to the development of an ACIM activated handheld sonifier for controlled in situ RAM decoating with no damage to the underlying metal/composite substrates. Beyond theRAM removal task, this ACIM-powered tool will function as a universal decoater of broad applicability. ACIM technology uses only silent sound and clean water. ACIM technology has broad applications to semiconductor processing, thin film metrology, andpaper recycling.

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