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Cathodic Arc Synthesis of Sand-Erosion Resistant, Boride Coatings for Titanium…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75014
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-261-0102
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HY-Tech Research Corp.
104 Centre Court Radford, VA 24141 5123
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Cathodic Arc Synthesis of Sand-Erosion Resistant, Boride Coatings for Titanium Alloy Compressor Impeller Blades
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-05-C-0014
Award Amount: $79,959.00
 

Abstract:

In environments where the atmosphere can contain a high concentration of sand, the erosion of jet engine turbine blades becomes a dominant mechanism for reduced aircraft engine lifetime. NAVAIR is seeking a coating solution that will dramatically decrease this sand erosion wear mechanism, especially for titanium alloy impeller blades in the compressor side of its aircraft engines. HY-Tech is offering to apply its surface treatment technology, which is uniquely able to apply a super-high hardness (3 times that of sand), yet low modulus (i.e. elastic, providing good impact resistance), boron-rich thin film coating, with excellent adhesion to titanium alloys (as well as steels). The adhesion is achieved without the need for a bond coating, by using the energetic ions of boron involved in this process to form a reacted diffusion layer. Boron forms strongly bonded compounds with titanium; the compounds themselves are also hard and erosion resistant. The Phase I project will seek to demonstrate this solution by means of sand erosion testing of boron-coated flat-samples at a qualified facility and to determine the relationship of sand erosion performance to the depth and quality of the reacted layer.

Principal Investigator:

C. C. Klepper
PI/Sr. Scientist
5406394019
cklepper@hytechresearch.com

Business Contact:

Robert C. Hazelton
Secretary/Treasurer
5406394019
bhazelton@hytechresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HY-TECH RESEARCH CORP.
104 Centre Ct. Radford, VA 24141

EIN/Tax ID: 541218959
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No