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Throat and Wall Materials for Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73299
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-298-0408
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Exquadrum, Inc
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Throat and Wall Materials for Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-05-M-0019
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Thermal barrier coating (TBC) technologies introduced and refined in the rocket industry are proposed to solve the demanding thermal environments intrinsic in high enthalpy, hypersonic wind tunnels. This innovative approach couples the knowledge base from high heat flux rocket thrust chamber material research and development and the high heat flux nozzle systems in AEDC wind tunnel facilities. The key innovative features of this proposal include refinement and optimization of vacuum plasma sprayed ceramic zirconia using proprietary interlayer materials on copper-zirconium (Cu-Zr). Empirical validation will be performed using an augmented oxygen/kerosene rocket engine to test the performance of the TBC on Cu-Zr coupons. Analysis is proposed to model the thermal environment and to correlate the empirical results with engineering computation.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Schmidt
COO & VP Engineering
7602460279
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com

Business Contact:

Kevin E. Mahaffy
President & CEO
7602460279
kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EXQUADRUM, INC.
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301

EIN/Tax ID: 383667286
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No