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On-wing Engine Performance Restoration

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA0021-22-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: F2-0299
Amount: $1,700,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF193-DCSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-04
Small Business Information
8965 Snowberry Ct
Zionsville, IN 46077-1111
United States
DUNS: 079365295
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Marshall Mosher
 (704) 877-4642
 marshall.mosher@matrixsci.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Bourke
Phone: (203) 673-9736
Email: kevin.bourke@matrixsci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

AeroCore is the inventor of innovative engine wash technology and has received full FAA acceptance across all aircraft engines types/models. AeroCore’s foam restoration process uses pre-existing OEM and MIL-Spec approved gas-path detergents to restore jet engines on-wing. AeroCore’s patented technology creates the necessary and beneficial cellular structures for complete blade and core coverage and full fouling extraction.  Foam cleaning an aircraft engineis the process of mixing military-spec approved gas-path cleaning agents with water and air to form a beneficial cellular liquid-foam mixture. This nucleated foam mixture is then injected into an engine gas-path with a nozzle under low pressure during starter motoring and while ignition and fuel supply is off. Foam generally expands to 10-20times the size of its liquid form and contains between 75-90% air. Foam’s beneficial cellular structure counteracts centrifugal forces allowing the cleaning  mixture  to reach deep into the engine core and get full contact coverage within an engine. The extensive surface area contact will dissolve, trap, and extract contaminants more effectively than all legacy methods of engine washing. By consistently extracting 99%+ of internal surface fouling inside an engine, AeroCore's technology significantly reduces fuel consumption,reduces engine wear (lifetime maintenance costs)and improves TOW.

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