Airfoil Replaceable Leading Edge (ARLE) for Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) Sustainment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-2768
Agency Tracking Number: F071-176-0011
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF071-176
Solitcitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
100 Marquette Road, Suite 110, Jupiter, FL, 33458
Duns: 048159342
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Potter
 Program Manager
 (561) 427-6212
Business Contact
 Lloyd Mazer
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (561) 427-6337
Research Institution
Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT), Inc. proposes the development of an Airfoil Replaceable Leading Edge (ARLE) for Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR) fan blades that will increase sustainment. The proposed technology will allow the low-cost repair of FOD damaged leading edges without the need to subject the blades to detrimental thermal stresses associated with conventional welding methods. The technology has additional benefits for High Cycle Fatigue. The phase 1 program will prove the mechanical integrity of the structure using analysis and laboratory testing and define the maintenance advantages.

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