Development of Corrosion/Erosion Resistant Coatings for Turbine Compression Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-02-C-3036
Agency Tracking Number: N01-165-15
Amount: $69,927.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amarendra Rai
 Senior Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
Business Contact
 Francis Williams, Jr.
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Research Institution
Erosion and corrosion of compressor blades and vanes have been critical degraders to the life of the gas turbine engine fleet for naval applications. Similar problems also exist for civilian aircraft engines. Protection of turbine compression systems hashistorically consisted of coating airfoil surfaces. New and advanced base material systems and advanced engine configurations are under development. Thus, new coating deposition techniques which can be applied without degrading advanced material systemsand engine configuration are required. UES, Inc. proposes to utilize a patented vacuum filtered arc based technology for coating application. The coating systems will be characterized in terms of their composition and corrosion/erosion performance.Based upon their performance ranking, coating(s) and coating process(s) will be identified for further development in Phase II. Successful completion of the project will provide demonstrated knowledge about the coatings and deposition technology for mitigating corrosion/erosion of advanced turbine compression systems of military as well as civilian aircraft. There is applicationpotential of coatings to a broad range of air, ship , automotive vehicles and in metal machining.

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