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Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Maintenance and Life Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86915
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-056-0097
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BLADE DIAGNOSTICS CORP.
6688 Kinsman Road Pittsburgh, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Maintenance and Life Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-2876
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Blade Diagnostics Corporation will integrate a new capability into its Mistuning Inspection Machine so that the effect of aerodynamic as well as structural mistuning can be evaluated when inspecting blend repairs on the F119 1st stage fan. This Smart BlendTM technology will transform the MIM into a virtual engine test for blended blades. Consequently, at the end of this effort a technology will be in place that will allow the DoD to use relatively low cost blending operations to repair a larger number of IBRs/Blisks while reducing the likelihood of HCF failure from mistuning. This capability fits directly with the goals of the DoD's VAATE program and the P-SAR initiative. With Pratt &Whitney as an active participant in the program, there is every expectation that the capability developed in this SBIR will be promptly transitioned to operational service to meet what are already important Air Force needs. The proposed technology has dual use potential in that it can also be applied to commercial as well as military engines.

Principal Investigator:

Jerry H. Griffin
V.P. Engineering
4123980643
Jerry.Griffin@bladediagnostics.com

Business Contact:

Linda N. Griffin
CEO
4123980643
Linda.Griffin@bladediagnostics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BLADE DIAGNOSTICS CORP.
6688 Kinsman Road Pittsburgh, PA 15217

EIN/Tax ID: 201757718
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No