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CMC Combustor Liner

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73087
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-192-0753
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SPIRITECH Advanced Products, Inc.
731 N US Highway 1 Suite 1 Tequesta, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: CMC Combustor Liner
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-C-2674
Award Amount: $749,940.00
 

Abstract:

The future of manned and unmanned vehicles requires significant improvements in engine thrust-to-weight ratio, efficiency, and engine operating temperatures. One area where these improvements may be realized is in the main combustor for supersonic missiles, Mach 8-10 strike/reconnaissance aircraft, and hypersonic vehicles operating with a Turbine Based Combined Cycle (TBCC). High temperature materials will be necessary to enable high-speed supersonic flight (Mach 3.5 to 5). For low-speed flight, low-temperature air is commonly used as a coolant for hot parts in the propulsion system. For high-speed supersonic vehicles, however, there is no source of low temperature cooling air since the total temperature of even the ambient air may exceed material limits for conventional materials, which is a significant problem. SPIRITECH Advanced Products, Inc. is proposing to utilize components that can be manufactured by novel integral weaving methods using Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC's). CMC components provide high strength capabilities at temperatures of 2200°F to 2400°F, which is much higher than those for conventional nickel alloys that have limited strength at 1600°F to 1800°F. A CMC component can also offer substantial weight reductions over metallic components, increasing vehicle range and/or payload, as well as reducing cooling flow requirements, thereby increasing overall system performance.

Principal Investigator:

Jose Gutierrez
Principal Investigator
5617413441
jgutierrez@spiritech.cc

Business Contact:

Rich DeFrancesco
President
5617413441
defran@spiritech.cc
Small Business Information at Submission:

SPIRITECH ADVANCED PRODUCTS, INC.
880 Jupiter Park Drive Suite 8 Jupiter, FL 33458

EIN/Tax ID: 651087856
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No