Improved Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Undersea Cable Connectors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4577
Agency Tracking Number: N131-034-0881
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-034
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Acree Technologies Incorporated
1980 Olivera Ave, Suite D, Concord, CA, -
DUNS: 149397015
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike McFarland
 Principal Scientist
 (925) 798-5770
 mcfarland@acreetech.com
Business Contact
 Ann Mulville
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (925) 798-5770
Email: mulville@acreetech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using Acree Technologies"Energetic Deposition Processes (EDP) for the development of advanced nonconductive anti-corrosion coatings for undersea cable connectors. EDP has the advantage that it produces high density, porosity free, uniform coatings on complex shaped objects, including the insides of tubes and is capable of coating large structures on a commercial basis. In addition, the coatings that will be demonstrated in this project have a proven track record for corrosion protection. EDP deposited nonconductive coatings will significantly improve the life of outboard cable connectors, which will translate into a decrease in the frequency of dry-docking submarines thus resulting in significant cost savings to the Navy.

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