Erosion Resistant Plasma Spray Coatings for HTPMC Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-5003
Agency Tracking Number: F041-131-1731
Amount: $749,335.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-131
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
PLASMA TECHNOLOGY INC.
1754 Crenshaw blvd., Torrance, CA, 90501
DUNS: 050096726
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Satish Dixit
 Director, Technology & En
 (310) 320-3373
 sdixit@ptise.com
Business Contact
 Rod Knox
Title: Inside Sales Manager
Phone: (310) 320-3373
Email: r.knox@ptise.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II objective is to develop erosion resistant coatings on High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites (HTPMC). HTPMC’s have tremendous potential to reduce the weight and cost of military aircraft turbine engines if their durability in service environments can be demonstrated. The Phase II work will include a continuation of the development initiated in Phase I through optimization of the coating process for a better bond coat as well as development of a topcoat of nanocrystalline tungsten carbide based erosion resistant coatings. For a complete study, the optimized coatings will be evaluated for the erosion resistance against runway sand and environmental protection against humidity, corrosion, and fatigue.

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