New Corrosion Evaluation System Makes “Sense” for Air Force

Multi-sensor panels and systems like CorRES provide the Air Force with useful information that can reduce costs as they develop next-generation materials for the warfighter. (US Air Force)

Multi-sensor panels and systems like CorRES provide the Air Force with useful information that can reduce costs as they develop next-generation materials for the warfighter. (US Air Force)

April 23, 2018 | Source: Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, dvidshub.net, 20 Mar 2018, Marisa Novobilski

As next-generation material development drives advances in Air Force technology, understanding the ability of new materials to perform in the operational environment is paramount to transition success. This is particularly important to scientists working to develop new, high performance Air Force coating technologies that meet strict environmental compliance needs in diverse operational conditions.

Through a small business innovation research project with Luna Innovations Inc., scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Corrosion Prevention and Control Office supported the development of an improved system for coating materials performance evaluations that will accelerate the screening, qualification and implementation of new aircraft coatings.