Multifunctional Erosion Resistant Coatings for Turbine Engine Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,863.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-07-C-0013
Award Id:
77459
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-082-2760
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2 Boar's Head Lane, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
036500804
Principal Investigator:
Derek Hass
Dir. of Research and Development
(434) 977-1405
derekh@directedvapor.com
Business Contact:
Harry Burns
President and CEO
(434) 977-1405
harryburns@directedvapor.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Advanced thermal barrier coating systems are desired for gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time "on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. In this work, we will use novel coating synthesis techniques that enable the deposition of advanced compositions and microstructures to achieve a comprehensive thermal barrier coating system that provides vastly improved resistance to damage from erosion. A low cost, high throughput processing approach for the application of this TBC system is also envisioned. The proposed Phase I effort will identify erosion protection concepts that are anticipated to meet the performance goals at both current and future engine operating temperatures and demonstrate the feasibility of applying these concepts using our advanced processing techniques. The successful completion of the Phase I work will lead to a follow-on Phase II program focused on down-selecting candidate approaches for optimization and applying the new coating onto real aircraft components. Success in this objective will offer the military a pathway toward production implementation of these advanced coatings and the new deposition processing capabilities required for applying coatings of this type onto engine components.

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