Improved Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Undersea Cable Connectors
Navy SBIR FY2013.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2013.1
Topic No.: N131-034
Topic Title: Improved Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Undersea Cable Connectors
Proposal No.: N131-034-0881
Firm: Acree Technologies Incorporated
1980 Olivera Ave
Suite D
Concord, California 94520-5454
Contact: Mike McFarland
Phone: (925) 798-5770
Web Site:
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using Acree Technologies' Energetic Deposition Processes (EDP) for the development of advanced nonconductive anti-corrosion coatings for undersea cable connectors. EDP has the advantage that it produces high density, porosity free, uniform coatings on complex shaped objects, including the insides of tubes and is capable of coating large structures on a commercial basis. In addition, the coatings that will be demonstrated in this project have a proven track record for corrosion protection. EDP deposited nonconductive coatings will significantly improve the life of outboard cable connectors, which will translate into a decrease in the frequency of dry-docking submarines thus resulting in significant cost savings to the Navy.
Benefits: The coatings produced in this project will reduce maintenance and lifecycle costs for the Navy. The proposed technology will advance the state of the art in anti-corrosion coatings for outboard cable connectors. The technology developed can be used anywhere corrosion control is required. This includes maritime structures, commercial shipbuilding, and civil environmental engineering applications.