The erosion / corrosion resistant coating

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-03-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: N012-0471
Amount: $749,970.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Americas Phenix
121 Tennessee Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC, 20002
DUNS: 044754575
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marcio Duffles
 Project Manager / Senior
 (202) 546-7442
 dufflesm@verizon.net
Business Contact
 Marcio Duffles
Title: President
Phone: (202) 546-7442
Email: dufflesm@verizon.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The erosion / corrosion resistant coating developed by MPT is amulti-layered, thin "titanium-nitride" coating that effectivelyresists erosion throughout the erosive particle impingementregime from low to high angles of impact. The coating is appliedby using a Cathodic Arc Physical Vapor Deposition coatingmachine. The coating application may be modified to optimize thecoating for various applications. For example, a more corrosionresistant and less erosion resistant coating can be applied usingthe same CATARC PVD process to address the operationalrequirements of the user. The coating can be applied on variousmaterial types such as titanium, nickel and steel alloys andvarious engine types from small helicopter engines to largerturbofan engines. The coating can be used for aircraft, ship andindustrial applications.BENEFITS: The U.S. Military Services experience significant rates of erosion and corrosion on gas turbine engine compressor systems that effects engine performance, aircraft readiness and total cost of ownership. The erosion / corrosion resistant coatingcan be optimized and applied on most gas turbine engines powering air vehicles, tanks and ships. The potential market extends beyond military applications to commercial uses such as helicopters, commercial airlines and industrial power plants.Significant cost savings can be realized annually by not scrapping compressor airfoils due to erosion and corrosion. For example

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