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  1. Innovative Passive Magnetic Thrust Bearings for High-Speed Turbomachinery

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP            Topic: N10AT037

    In miniature gas turbines for UAV applications, traditional bearings exhibit a typical lifetime of only 25 hours due to excessive axial loading. Mainstream proposes to use a passive, permanent magnet thrust bearing to alleviate this problem and increase service life to over 1000 hours. Since this type of bearing is non-contacting, it can operate at very high rotational speeds with minimal heat gen ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Low-Cost Ball/Air/Magnetic Hybrid Bearing System for Extended-Life Micro Gas Turbine Engines

    SBC: Nastec, Inc.            Topic: N10AT037

    A unique type of air lubricated thrust bearing called a Wave Bearing is proposed to assist a rolling element bearing to carry the thrust load and to improve the bearing’s life when used in a micro gas turbine engine. The Wave Bearing technology will provide improved reliability, safety and life compared to rolling element bearings used alone, as well as to allow simplification of engine design a ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Refractory Metal Coating for Electromagnetic Launcher Rails

    SBC: TDA RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N10AT025

    Electromagnetic launchers or rail guns are a key component of the Navy’s all-electric ship of the future, but they lack the durability required for repeated firings. TDA Research and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) are developing a tough, durable and conductive refractory metal coating that will protect the copper alloy conductors (rails) from the extreme heat and wear conditions inside the ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  4. Probabilistic Prediction of Location-Specific Microstructure in Turbine Disks

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC FORMING TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION            Topic: N10AT028

    While there are established methods available in determining the fatigue life of critical rotating components, there is still room for improvement for better understanding and prediction of life limiting factors. Improved risk assessment of jet engine disk components would require probabilistic modeling capability of the evolution of microstructural features, residual stresses and material anomali ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  5. Probabilistic Prediction of Location-Specific Microstructure in Turbine Disks

    SBC: UES INC            Topic: N10AT028

    Thermo-mechanical processes of turbine disks have been progressively improved to meet microstructural requirements tailored for advanced, sustainable high temperature performances. However, the chemistry of typical Ni-base turbine disk alloys is very complex, and yields a variety of phases and microstructural anomalies under different thermo-mechanical heat treatments. These microstructural hetero ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Fracture Evaluation and Design Tool for Welded Aluminum Ship Structures Subjected to Impulsive Dynamic Loading

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: N10AT041

    Aluminum as a structural material for naval applications has a number of advantages over steel, owing mainly to significant weight reductions which translate to higher speed and range attainable by aluminum vessels. A comprehensive study of research needs for aluminum structures conducted under the ONR program identified the key research areas, which included material behavior and fracture evaluat ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. High Efficiency Gain Media for Eye-Safer 1.55 µm Ultrafast Fiber Amplifiers

    SBC: KAPTEYN-MURNANE LABORATORIES, INC            Topic: N10AT012

    We propose to design a high average power Er:Fiber ultrafast laser system which is pumped at 14xxnm, and at the same time solve other problems related to ultrashort pulses in fiber lasers. The advantage of using 14xxnm pumping is the reduction of the standard quantum defect from 37% to 5%, thus greatly reducing the thermal load on the system, which makes it inherently more efficient. We also inten ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseNavy
  8. Monochromatic Light Illuminated High-Speed Digital Image Correlation System for Full-field, High Temperature Strain and Displacement Measurement

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: AF08BT04

    High temperature deformation and strain are important measures for characterizing behaviors of structural components under high temperature condition. Measuring full-field, high temperature deformation and strain can lead to a better understanding structural and material response, damage initiation, progressive damage, and ultimately limit state attainment in moderately high temperature material s ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Multi-Scale, Multi-Resolution Network Information Flow Monitoring and Understanding

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: AF09BT15

    Communication networks can be viewed and analyzed as information flows, which can be better understood with practical design guidelines by capturing the complex interactions across essential network properties and tasks. Intelligent Automation Inc. and its subcontractor propose a novel unifying approach for multi-scale, multi-resolution network information flow modeling and analysis. We introduce ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. High-Fidelity Simulation of Dynamic Weakly Ionized Plasma Phenomena

    SBC: TTC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF09BT10

    A computational and experimental research program is proposed to develop and validate a high-fidelity 3D non-equilibrium magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) plasma compressible flow code for advanced aerospace applications. The code will incorporate a physics-based kinetic model of air plasma with non-equilibrium conductivity sustained by an externally applied electric field. The model will include electron ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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