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Advanced Thermal Barrier Coating Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70386
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-001-0106
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thor Technologies, Inc.
3013 Aztec Road NE Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced Thermal Barrier Coating Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0333
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Military and commercial gas turbine engines used in aircraft, in ships, and for utility power generation require more durable and more reliable hot-section components to achieve their "design" service life. Less durable parts lead to increases in unscheduled (and costly) outages, inspections, repairs, and major overhauls. For aircraft applications, these inspections, repairs and overhauls result in a significant reduction in operational readiness and have a negative impact on flight safety. Advanced thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) with lower thermal conductivities are needed to improve the performance and durability of hot-section components in gas-fired turbine engines. For this STTR project, Thor Technologies has teamed with Southwest Research Institute to leverage the results of recent and on-going material development programs. Novel chemical precursors will be combined with innovative processing methods to produce low thermal conductivity thermal barrier coatings.

Principal Investigator:

Stuart T. Schwab
President 7 CEO
5058306986
stschwab@thortech.biz

Business Contact:

Vicki M. Schwab
Chief Operating Officer
5058306986
vmschwab@thortech.biz
Small Business Information at Submission:

THOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2415 Princeton Dr. NE, Suite B Albuquerque, NM 87107

EIN/Tax ID: 850465761
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Southwest Research Institute
PO Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX 78228
Contact: N. S. Cheruvu
Contact Phone: (210) 684-5111
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization