Research proposals are sought in the following areas:
- Advanced Materials – formulation, surface preparation, performance evaluation, characterization, and demonstration of coatings, cure mechanism, corrosion resistance, and properties of materials for advanced coatings, additive manufacturing, adhesives, conversion coatings, solvent free, low, reduced, or exempt solvent materials, and reduced environmental impact materials. Can include biomimetic materials, adhesion promoters, surface preparation or coating removal, hydrophobic coatings, high temperature coatings, stimuli response coatings, intelligent cure mechanisms, stimuli responsive coatings, chemical sensors, biofouling resistance, and others.
- Modeling and Analytics – modeling of corrosion data, rates, and other analytics, collection of field and environmental data for data analytics & modeling and data visualizations, machine learning, material degradations, sensors, performance prediction, failure analysis, real-time condition assessment, and statistical and meta-analysis of data.
- Training and Product Support – corrosion and coating product support and training, including the development and transition of tools, virtual or augmented reality products, digital and practical visual aids, kits, specifications and technical manuals, training 3 aids, short courses, seminars, scholarly papers, reports, systemic reviews, patent analyses, and other literature reviews or meta-analysis, and other transition strategies.
This BAA is intended for proposals related to basic and applied research, and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement. This announcement is not for the acquisition of technical, engineering, and other types of support services.
Open now until 13 September 2023