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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,959.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-2665
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-181-0021
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
Amarendra Rai
Research Scientist
(937) 426-6900
arai@ues.com
Business Contact:
Francis Williams, Jr.
Contracts Manager
(937) 426-6900
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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