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Turbine Engine Weight/Maintenance Reduction and Reliability Improvement via…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62466
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2020
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY IN BLACKSBURG, INC.
265 Industrial Drive Christiansburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Turbine Engine Weight/Maintenance Reduction and Reliability Improvement via Fluidic Controlled Inlet Guide Vanes (IGVs) and Stators
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-C-2494
Award Amount: $748,910.00
 

Abstract:

In order to maintain the desired high level of performance required by modern military aircraft operating under a wide range of conditions many military engines use variable inlet guide vanes (IGVs). As a result, a significant weight penalty is paid in the form of the IGVs themselves as well as all of the associated linkages and drive hardware required to actuate them. Considering the emphasis that the military places on the thrust to weight ratio of their engines, an alternative that would reduce or eliminate this drawback would be very attractive. In Phase I, Techsburg demonstrate the ability of a fixed-geometry, flow control IGV to replace the variable IGVs. For Phase II, Techsburg is proposing to mature this technology to a TRL of 5 through demonstration in a Honeywell compressor rig at the Compressor Research Facility (CRF).

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Guillot
5409614401
sguillot@techsburg.com

Business Contact:

Tamara Murray
5409614401
tmurray@techsburg.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY IN BLACKSBURG, INC.
2901 Prosperity Rd Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 311582371
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No