Erosion Resistant Coatings for Shaft-Driven Compressor (SDC) Impellers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-05-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: N043-261-0536
Amount: $79,422.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-261
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
1458 S. E. Ocean Lane, Port St. Lucie, FL, 34983
DUNS: 114133213
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bryant Walker
 Project Manager
 (772) 283-3502
 Bryant@KeystoneHQ.com
Business Contact
 Bryant Walker
Title: President
Phone: (772) 283-3502
Email: Bryant@KeystoneHQ.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This phase 1 SBIR program will focus on the application and testing of Gneration 5 erosion resistant, multi-functional nickel boron coating that combines extreme hardness and abrasion resistance with very low friction properties, temperature tolerance and bond strength, deposited on Ti 6AL-4V Shaft-Driven Compressor impellers with complex airfoil geometry. The program will also investigate the feasibility of co-depositing nano particles of refractory carbides to further enhance the erosion resistance of nickel boron. An engineering study will be conducted to investigate the feasibility of economic SDC impeller airfoil repair and restoration using unique metal deposition and finishing techniques.

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