Flame-Assisted Flash Sintering for Ceramic-Coated Heat Exchangers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-14-C-2425
Agency Tracking Number: F121-181-0680
Amount: $743,080.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF121-181
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
nGimat, LLC
2436 Over Drive, Suite B, Lexington, KY, 40511-2637
Duns: 964421700
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Johnson
 Project Engineer
 (859) 259-3637
 sjohnson@ngimat.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Hunt
Title: CEO/CTO
Phone: (678) 287-2400
Email: ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ABSTRACT: In this Phase II effort, nGimat will utilize its newly-developed FAFS technique to sinter ceramic films to metal substrates. The FAFS method was developed and proved feasible through a Phase I SBIR grant and we will expand our understanding of the technique through thorough R & D in Phase II. Sintered samples will undergo thorough surface and mechanical analysis to validate the FAFS process. Sintering of multiple ceramics onto metals substrates will also be demonstrated in Phase II. At the end of the effort, a prototype system capable of sintering research samples will be delivered. BENEFIT: The anticipated benefits/commercial applications of the Phase II R & D are low-cost, high-performance ceramic coatings in high-temperature applications such as heat exchangers, thermal barrier coatings, and solid-oxide fuel cells.

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