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CERAMIC COMPONENT FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION IN A SMALL TURBOJET ENGINE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
10290
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10290
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technical Directions Inc.
1210 Oakbrook Drive Ortonville, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: CERAMIC COMPONENT FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION IN A SMALL TURBOJET ENGINE
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $478,973.00
 

Abstract:

AN OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION OF THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF A HIGH TEMPERATURE SMALL TURBOJET ENGINE IS PROVIDED BY THIS PROGRAM. THIS DEMONSTRATION CONFIRMS THAT A CERAMIC RADIAL TURBINE WHEEL CAN WITHSTAND THE SHORT DURATION HIGH TEMPERATURE EXPOSURE REQUIRED OF A SMALL TACTICAL MISSILE ENGINE. SINCE THE TURBINE WHEEL IS THE MOST CRITICAL CERAMIC COMPONENT OF A NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE ENGINE, THE OVERALL FEASIBILITY OF THIS NEW ENGINE IS ACCOMPLISHED. THIS PROGRAM ALSO PROVIDES A NEW ENGINE DESIGN WHICH COMBINES TURBOCHARGER AND AVAILABLE CERAMICS TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE A "TRULY EXPENDABLE" HIGH PERFORMANCE SMALL TURBOJET ENGINE. AN OVERALL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY IS PROVIDED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CERAMIC COMPONENTS WITH THE LOWEST DEVELOPMENT. A SYSTEMATIC IMPLEMENTATION OF CERAMIC COMPONENTSIS OUTLINED WHICH INCLUDES THE TURBINE WHEEL, TURBINE BEARING, TURBINE NOZZLE, HEAT SHIELD, AND COMBUSTOR IN A MANNER THAT MINIMIZES DEVELOPMENT TIME AND COST.

Principal Investigator:

Vern E Brooks
3136250758

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Directions Inc.
1210 Oakbrook Dr Ortonville, MI 48462

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