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Erosion Resistant Coatings for Polymer Matrix Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79195
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-098-0131
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-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Erosion Resistant Coatings for Polymer Matrix Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-C-5002
Award Amount: $748,832.00
 

Abstract:

The use of polymer matrix composites in selected parts of the future aircraft turbine engines offers significant benefits for aircraft engine performance. However, their useful life time (durability) is limited by their poor erosion resistance. In Phase I, UES demonstrated the feasibility of a physical vapor deposition technique to develop highly adherent and erosion resistant coatings on the selected polymer matrix composite. The objective of the SBIR Phase II project is to continue refinement and testing of highly ranked coatings to obtain optimal erosion resistance under the required conditions. Also in Phase II, the erosion resistance performance of the optimized coatings will be validated on actual engine components. This will be done in co-operation and/or participation of turbine engine manufacturers.

Principal Investigator:

Amarendra K. Rai
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