Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Structures for Vanes and Exhaust Nozzle Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-5306
Agency Tracking Number: F071-105-0805
Amount: $1,184,930.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-105
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
8867 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70808
DUNS: 157645883
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Karl Schmidt
 Defense Application Progr
 (215) 962-0658
Business Contact
 Jack Little
Title: President
Phone: (225) 769-2800
Email: jack@evisive.com
Research Institution
The objective of this project is to optimize the design of a microwave interference scanning system and application procedure for use in the Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) manufacturing process. Quick, efficient in-process measurement of part porosity will be an integral part of pyrolysis cycle optimization. The feasibility of this application of the novel Evisive Scan microwave interference scanning technology has been demonstrated in Phase I of this program, including: Demonstration of a scanning procedure and correlation of nominal porosity versus scanning voltage for CMC parts. Recommended insertion points in the manufacturing process and the prototype equipment in-process equipment specification will be included in the Phase I Final Report. This Phase II will complete integration of the microwave scanning equipment into the manufacturing process, and validation of the nondestructive test method variable parameters. The deliverables include: application of a prototype system in initial S200 CMC component production manufacturing process facility, and validation of the porosity measurement procedure for use in production. Application of an in-process measurement of porosity, which is performed in air, with access from one face only; and includes accurate measurement of total porosity; will facilitate significant improvement in the CMC pyrolysis process efficiency. This will reduce production time and cost for CMC parts, and enhance their application in advanced propulsion systems. This proposal contains information that is PROPRIETARY to Pratt & Whitney, Alliant Techsystems Inc. Evisive, Inc. and their affiliate organizations. For any purpose other than to evaluate the proposal, this data except proposal cover sheet shall not be disclosed outside the Government and shall not be duplicated, used, or disclosed in whole or in part, provided that if a contract is awarded to the proposer as a result of or in connection with the submission of this data, the Government shall have the right to duplicate, use or disclose the data to the extent provided in the funding agreement. This restriction does not limit the Government's right to use information contained in the data if it is obtained from another source without restriction. The data subject to this restriction is contained on the pages of the proposal listed on the line below. Proprietary information is included on Pages 3 through 32.

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