Refractory Coatings on Mechanically Resilient Insulators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-05-M-0196
Agency Tracking Number: F051-005-0877
Amount: $99,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF05-005
Solitcitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
308 Jackson St., Suite 2, Oakland, CA, 94607
Duns: 149397015
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike McFarland
 Principal Scientist
 (510) 923-0291
Business Contact
 Jochen Schein
Title: Vice President
Phone: (510) 393-5897
Research Institution
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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