Self-Healing HybridSil Anticorrosion Coatings for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0245
Agency Tracking Number: N121-018-1073
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-018
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive, Pembroke, VA, 24136
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vincent Baranauskas
 VP of Polymer Science&E
 (540) 626-6266
 vince@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Melissa Campbell
Title: CFO
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Email: mcampbell@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Through NAVAIR SBIR funding, NanoSonic has created an innovative self-healing HYBRIDSIL Anti-Corrosion coating that instantly repairs itself after abrasion, laceration, and puncture damage. This innovative system consists of a chemically engineered HYBRIDSIL Anti-Corrosion copolymer matrix containing self-healing polymeric nanocapsules that dissipate VOC-free, non-toxic fluidic oligomers that, upon rupture, instantly heal scratches and cuts. Importantly, this technology will provide significant long-term cost savings and operational efficiency gains by drastically reducing the amount of time invested by ground crews inspecting and repairing aerospace topcoat damage. Additionally, optimized coatings will provide improved environmentally durability over current state-of-the-art MIL-PRF-85285 coatings while seamlessly integrating within existing spray, paint, and roll-on equipment. The principal objective of the proposed Phase II SBIR program is to establish a Phase III transition bridge for entry of NanoSonics self-healing HybridSil anticorrosion coatings within multiple DoD aviation platforms. The primary driver for this transition will be the drastically enhanced operational efficiency and lowered the maintenance cost of self-healing HybridSil topcoats over currently employed MIL-PRF-85285 paints.

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