CERAMIC COMPONENT FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION IN A SMALL TURBOJET ENGINE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$478,973.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10290
Agency Tracking Number:
10290
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1210 Oakbrook Dr, Ortonville, MI, 48462
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Vern E Brooks
(313) 625-0758
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
AN OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION OF THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF A HIGH TEMPERATURE SMALL TURBOJET ENGINE IS PROVIDED BY THIS PROGRAM. THIS DEMONSTRATION CONFIRMS THAT A CERAMIC RADIAL TURBINE WHEEL CAN WITHSTAND THE SHORT DURATION HIGH TEMPERATURE EXPOSURE REQUIRED OF A SMALL TACTICAL MISSILE ENGINE. SINCE THE TURBINE WHEEL IS THE MOST CRITICAL CERAMIC COMPONENT OF A NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE ENGINE, THE OVERALL FEASIBILITY OF THIS NEW ENGINE IS ACCOMPLISHED. THIS PROGRAM ALSO PROVIDES A NEW ENGINE DESIGN WHICH COMBINES TURBOCHARGER AND AVAILABLE CERAMICS TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE A "TRULY EXPENDABLE" HIGH PERFORMANCE SMALL TURBOJET ENGINE. AN OVERALL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY IS PROVIDED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CERAMIC COMPONENTS WITH THE LOWEST DEVELOPMENT. A SYSTEMATIC IMPLEMENTATION OF CERAMIC COMPONENTSIS OUTLINED WHICH INCLUDES THE TURBINE WHEEL, TURBINE BEARING, TURBINE NOZZLE, HEAT SHIELD, AND COMBUSTOR IN A MANNER THAT MINIMIZES DEVELOPMENT TIME AND COST.

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