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Erosion Resistant Coatings for Large-Diameter Gas Turbine Engine Compressor Integrally-Bladed Rotors (IBRs) and Lift-Fan Blades (19-RD-186)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0327
Agency Tracking Number: F192-041-0851
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF192-041
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-12-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-12
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road
Dayton, OH 45432
United States
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 A K Rai
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 426-6900
Business Contact
 Louise Tincher
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Research Institution

Erosion resistant coatings are required for protecting the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35B Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircrafts for operating in desert environments. UES Services proposes to apply high velocity oxy fuel (HVOF) cermet coatings for erosion resistance of F-35 lift fan blades and IBRs. The advantage of the HVOF technology is that it can be applied on large size components. Unique powder morphology and nano-structures of the proposed HVOF spray coatings will provide superior erosion resistant properties compared to similar coatings deposited by using conventional powders. The coatings will be characterized in details for their mechanical and erosion resistant properties in Phase I. Component level coatings and evaluation of erosion resistance under service conditions will be performed in Phase II in collaboration with original equipment manufacturers.

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