Innovative Surface Modification for Aluminum, Magnesium and High Strength Steel Alloys to Enhance Corrosion Resistance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$79,944.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0426
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-125-0200
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-125
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
ASPEN SYSTEMS, INC.
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, 01752
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121001945
Principal Investigator
 Somesh k Mukherjee
 Senior Materials Scientist
 (508) 481-5058
 smukherjee@aspensystems.com
Business Contact
 Kang Lee
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (508) 481-5058
Email: klee@aspensystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
U.S Navy spends a huge amount of money to address corrosion maintenance problems for various air platform material such as aluminum alloys, steel and magnesium alloys. Improving corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys may improve 50% life-cycle costs and provide a number of performance improvements. Aspen Systems proposes to design a superior and economic coating technique for magnesium alloy in order to increase its corrosion resistance. In our Phase I program, we will identify a superior corrosion resistant magnesium alloy composition and successfully perform the coating using innovative plasma immersion Ion deposition (PIID) technique to obtain defect free stable adherent coating on magnesium. We will also evaluate the coating and perform extensive corrosion testing of the magnesium coated alloy

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