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Non-Line-of-Sight Coating Of Turbine Airfoils

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82480
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-006-0161
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-1894
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Non-Line-of-Sight Coating Of Turbine Airfoils
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0307
Award Amount: $79,932.00
 

Abstract:

The current state-of-the-art techniques for thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) are typically line-of-sight. Therefore the achievable coating thickness distributions on complex shaped parts are limited and inconsistent. The geometry of the turbine airfoils is getting more complex with each design making the line-of-sight processes for TBC less desirable. UES Inc in collaboration with Penn State University proposes to design a hybrid hydrothermal-electrophoretic process as a non-line-of-sight technique for TBC. The feasibility of the proposed technique will be demonstrated in a laboratory environment. Durability of the TBC fabricated from the proposed technique will be evaluated and compared with the state-of-the-art TBC coating. In Phase II, a prototype hybrid hydrothermal-electrophoretic system and the related process capable of producing TBC coating on engine hardware will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Amarendra K. Rai
Senior Research Scientist
9374266900
arai@ues.com

Business Contact:

Francis F. Williams
Contracts Manager
9374266900
fwilliams@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No