Linearly-Graded Ceramic Coating Fabrication Process for Gun Barrels

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,930.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-03-C-1077
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0387
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ALAMEDA APPLIED SCIENCES CORP.
2235 Polvorosa Avenue, Suite 230, San Leandro, CA, 94577
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836439968
Principal Investigator:
Michael McFarland
Principal Scientist
(510) 483-4156
mcfarland@aasc.net
Business Contact:
Mahadevan Krishnan
President
(510) 483-4156
krishnan@aasc.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation will use its proprietary Coaxial Energetic Deposition process to deposit a linearly-graded ceramic coating on the inside of gun barrels. This coating will transition smoothly from a fully ceramic interior surface, whichis exposed to the harsh firing environment, to a fully metallic base, which is directly interfaced with the metal barrel. Analytical tests will be performed to determine the properties of the coatings. It is anticipated that this coating will extend thelife of gun barrels, in particular, the barrels of future advanced guns, which are expected to use high-temperature propellants and fire at high rates. In addition to this application area, tests have shown that ceramic coatings deposited using our CoaxialEnergetic Deposition process extend the life of olefin production tubes. Alameda Applied Sciences is in negotiations to license this technology for olefin manufacturing.

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