Aeropropulsion and Power Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-2678
Agency Tracking Number: F051-192-3189
Amount: $749,335.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-192
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
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/Technical
 (518) 862-4290
Business Contact
 James Walton II
Title: V.P. of Program Developme
Phone: (518) 862-4290
Research Institution
High temperature foil bearings and seals have been found to be feasible and capable of enhancing the operability and performance of hi-mach missile engines. Under this Phase II effort, detailed design, manufacturing and testing of high temperature foil bearings and seals suitable for a Williams International hi-mach engine will be completed. The key features making foil bearings and seals important for this application are their ability to accommodate extremely high temperatures in excess of 1500F and the resulting structural distortions, all while maintaining small clearances needed for low leakage losses and good rotor vibration control. Following the successful verification testing under high speed and temperature conditions, a Phase III effort to integate this technology into a VAATE demsontrator engine is planned. This project fits ideally within the window of opportunity for the VAATE Phase II program.

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