Aero Propulsion and Power Technology - Ramjet TBC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-2534
Agency Tracking Number: F041-188-1788
Amount: $744,327.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF04-188
Solitcitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1037 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY, 12205
Duns: 883926594
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hooshang Heshmat
 President/CEO & Tech Dire
 (518) 862-4290
Business Contact
 James Walton II
Title: Vice President Program De
Phone: (518) 862-4290
Research Institution
The U.S. Air Force desires high mach air-breathing ramjet/scramjet class vehicles in support of "prompt global strike". The high temperatures experienced by the propulsion system demand that advanced, low-thermal conductivity thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) be used to protect ramjet components from the hot combustion products and debris. TBCs along with internal cooling of the underlying components, offer major reductions in the surface temperatures, but are costly and often subject to spallation failures. MiTi proposes further characterization of its low thermal conductivity Korolon coating to demonstrate its superiority in adhesion, thermal conductivity and erosion resistance. Final proof testing in an Air Force ramjet test facility is also proposed.

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