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Advanced Large Diameter Air Seals

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82152
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-187-2681
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mohawk InNovative TechNology, Inc.
1037 Watervliet Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205-2033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced Large Diameter Air Seals
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-2852
Award Amount: $748,547.00
 

Abstract:

During Phase I testing, flow factors less than 0.02 for the candidate non-contacting compliant surface axial face seal were measured demonstrating the feasibility of this technology for advanced turbine engines. Under Phase II, the concept design will be enhanced to reduce flow factor to less than .01 and permit axial motions of approximately 0.150 inches. The seal design will then be fabricated and tested under realistic operating conditions of temperature, differential pressure, surface velocity and axial motions to demonstrate performance substantially better than brush, labyrinth and conventional carbon face seals. Initial testing will be conducted with seals sized for smaller engines, but under large-scale engine dynamic conditions. Finally testing of a segment of the complete full-scale seal will be tested statically. To ensure realistic engine test conditions and a path for technology transition to product in both military and commercial engines a major gas turbine engine manufacturer has been enlisted to support the effort with the necessary engine and test requirements as well as design reviews.

Principal Investigator:

Hooshang Heshmat
President/Technical Direc
5188624290
hheshmat@miti.cc

Business Contact:

James F. Walton II
V.P. of Program Developme
5188624290
jwalton@miti.cc
Small Business Information at Submission:

MOHAWK INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1037 Watervliet-Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205

EIN/Tax ID: 141776993
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No