Refractory Coatings on Mechanically Resilient Insulators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,979.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-05-M-0196
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-005-0877
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-005
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
ACREE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
308 Jackson St., Suite 2, Oakland, CA, 94607
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149397015
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland
Principal Scientist
(510) 923-0291
mcfarland@acreetech.com
Business Contact:
Jochen Schein
Vice President
(510) 393-5897
schein@acreetech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using ceramic coatings on plastic high-voltage insulators to increase their surface breakdown voltage and improve their recovery after a breakdown event. The goal is to produce a coating that can be applied to high-power microwave tube, coaxial plasma gun and z-pinch insulators that will allow higher voltage operation, reduce flashover events, and minimize the effects due to flashover, thereby reducing operating costs and increasing uptime.

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