Throat and Wall Materials for Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9101-05-M-0019
Award Id:
73299
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-298-0408
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12130 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA, 92301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126112387
Principal Investigator:
Eric Schmidt
COO & VP Engineering
(760) 246-0279
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Mahaffy
President & CEO
(760) 246-0279
kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Thermal barrier coating (TBC) technologies introduced and refined in the rocket industry are proposed to solve the demanding thermal environments intrinsic in high enthalpy, hypersonic wind tunnels. This innovative approach couples the knowledge base from high heat flux rocket thrust chamber material research and development and the high heat flux nozzle systems in AEDC wind tunnel facilities. The key innovative features of this proposal include refinement and optimization of vacuum plasma sprayed ceramic zirconia using proprietary interlayer materials on copper-zirconium (Cu-Zr). Empirical validation will be performed using an augmented oxygen/kerosene rocket engine to test the performance of the TBC on Cu-Zr coupons. Analysis is proposed to model the thermal environment and to correlate the empirical results with engineering computation.

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