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Advanced Sacrificial Dense Metallic Coatings for Aircraft Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8201-05-C-0072
Agency Tracking Number: F041-270-0079
Amount: $749,944.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-270
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-06-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-06-01
Small Business Information
281 Alex Drive, Coppell, TX, 75019
DUNS: 138928333
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gennady Yumshtyk
 Lead Scientist
 (888) 533-5187
Business Contact
 Gennady Yumshtyk
Title: CEO
Phone: (888) 533-5187
Research Institution
Majority of Aircraft Components (AC) is protected from corrosion by application of galvanic Cadmium (Cd). In some instances, mostly for the non-line-of-site configurations, Cd is replaced by Aluminum (Al) which is applied by Ion Vapor Deposition (IVD). The porosity and columnar structure of the currently utilized IVD coatings require additional treatment of AC that increases the cost to produce the finished part. The objective of this work is to continue investigate and develop dense corrosion resistant coatings and systems to improve performance of AC via application of singularly unique EPVD™ technology. In Phase I, feasibility of “surface engineering” of desired corrosion resistant material structures was investigated. EPVD™ has proven its capability to produce a multitude of coatings unavailable in applications by any other coating systems; it demonstrated the advantage of zero environmental compliance burdens to the process. Phase II will pursue advanced development of the prototype coatings and coating systems applicable to selected AC configurations. The coating systems designs will be optimized and integrated into a prototype to investigate and demonstrate consistent reproducibility of corrosion resistant coatings applicable to both line-of-site and non-line-of-site component configurations.

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