Environmentally Safe, In Situ Surface-Protection of Carbon Steel Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
36426
Agency Tracking Number:
36426
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7001 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN, 37421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Lindley A. Carlton
(423) 894-4646
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A special purpose robot to remove corrosion from the interior surfaces of the ductwork in AEDC's Engine Test Facility (ETF) will be designed and developed. The robot willimplemnt the Laser Induced Surface Improvement (LISI) process which alloys the interior surface of the ductwork with a chromimum compound. The system will include a remotely operated robot capable of traversing the ETF ductwork, fiber optic system for focusing and scanning the energy from a remote YAG laser onto the interior surface of the ETF ductwork, a delivery system for the alloying compound, and an instrumentation package to facilitate precise control of the robotic system.

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