Removal Tools and Process for LO Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-M-5603
Agency Tracking Number: 011ML-0690
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6923 Redbud Drive, Manhattan, KS, 66503
DUNS: 080880557
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sameer Madanshetty
 Chief R&D Officer
 (785) 293-4917
Business Contact
 Isabel Zambrano
Title: CEO
Phone: (785) 293-4917
Research Institution
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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