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CMAS and High Temperature Resistant LaMgAl11O19 TBC Coatings Using a Microwave Based Uniform-Melt-State Plasma Process (UniMelt)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-15-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: F2-7359
Amount: $999,864.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-002
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-04-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-13
Small Business Information
University of Connecticut Langley Building 270 Middle Turnpike Unit 5190
Storrs, CT 06269
United States
DUNS: 809119014
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kamal Hadidi
 (860) 486-5171
 khadidi@amastan.com
Business Contact
 Dominick Pagano
Phone: (860) 486-5171
Email: dpagano@amastan.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Amastan, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, proposes to produce high temperature phase stable and CMAS resistant coatings of lanthanum magnesium hexaaluminate (LMHA) material as a suitable substitute to YSZ top coat for thermal barrier coating (TBC) applications. In phase I feasibility effort, Amastan demonstrated high temperature (1600 C) phase stable LMHA coatings that are phase pure upon annealing using its Uniform Melt State Process (UniMelt) spray process. In Phase II, Amastan will focus on two other precursor chemistries that have shown promising preliminary results, as well as increase process power to achieve the desired coating characteristics. Furthermore, the coating will be optimized to meet or exceed the specifications for TBC systems required in high temperature operations and CMAS resistance applications. Amastan will also optimize the production cost and team up with a turbine manufacturer to conduct tests on turbine components at the manufacturers testing rig. This step will position Amastans technology towards commercialization.

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