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SBIR Phase II: Cubic Phase-Stabilized Zirconia Thermal Barrier Coatings…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62788
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0231685
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase II: Cubic Phase-Stabilized Zirconia Thermal Barrier Coatings Applied via a Novel Chemical Vapor Deposition Route
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0422242
Award Amount: $499,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will seek to develop a novel technique for applying thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) to turbine (jet) engine components. The use of low thermal conductivity TBCs has enabled higher temperatures and longer component life to be achieved, along with more efficient engine operation. Application of the state-of-the-art coating compositions via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) has the potential for an order-of-magnitude reduction in processing cost over the conventional technique employed. In addition, CVD is a non-line-of-sight technique capable of coating components and/or regions of components not possible by any other means The next-generation TBC system to be developed in this project will provide superior reduction in actual part temperature and oxidation resistance compared with state-of-the-art coatings. In addition to the increased engine efficiency realized from the higher temperature operation these coatings will allow, this application method has the potential for an 80-90% reduction in cost. Improved TBCs will have wide application to commercial and military propulsion and power generation systems, including turbine and reciprocating engines.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Babcock
PI
8188990236
jason.babcock@ultramet.com

Business Contact:

Craig Ward
8188990236
craig.ward@ultramet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331

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