Development of Advanced Coatings and/or Surface Treatments for State-of-the-Art Bearing Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-2665
Agency Tracking Number: F051-181-0021
Amount: $749,959.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-181
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
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
 Research Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
 arai@ues.com
Business Contact
 Francis Williams, Jr.
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
State-of-the-art (SOA) materials such as Pyrowear 675, CSS-42L and silicon nitride are considered as potential candidates for application in advanced gas turbine engine bearings. However, for such application surface modification of SOA materials is required to enhance their wear, corrosion and fatigue resistance. In Phase I, UES demonstrated the feasibility of coatings and other surface treatments for the said property enhancement of the SOA materials. The objective of the SBIR Phase II project is to continue refinement and testing of highly ranked coatings and surface modification techniques to obtain optimal performance of SOA materials. Also in Phase II, the performance of the optimized coatings and surface treatments will be validated in full scale bearing tests. This will be done with co-operation and/or participation of a major gas turbine engine manufacturer.

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