CERAMIC COMPONENT FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION IN A SMALL TURBOJET ENGINE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10290
Amount: $478,973.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Technical Directions Inc.
1210 Oakbrook Dr, Ortonville, MI, 48462
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vern E Brooks
 (313) 625-0758
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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