Multifunctional Erosion Resistant Coatings for Turbine Engine Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: A062-082-2760
Amount: $729,701.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-082
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
2 Boar's Head Lane, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
DUNS: 036500804
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Derek Hass
 Dir. of Research and Deve
 (434) 977-1405
Business Contact
 Harry Burns
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (434) 977-1405
Research Institution
Advanced, erosion resistant thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems are desired for gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the use time, safety and readiness of these engines. In this work, we will use novel coating synthesis techniques that enable the deposition of advanced coating compositions, microstructures and architectures to achieve a comprehensive TBC system that provides improved resistance to damage from particle erosion and impact. During the proposed Phase II effort, DVTI will optimize our novel erosion protection concepts and determine the processing sequences required for applying such concepts onto engine components using our advanced processing techniques. The successful completion of the Phase II work will result in a novel erosion resistant coating and coating deposition process that meets engine test requirements. This will lead to the qualification of these coatings for specific engine platforms of interest to the Army and DOD. Success in this work 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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