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:
$99,914.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-2557
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-181-0021
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-181
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
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.
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Advanced gas turbine engine bearings will experience high DN (bearing speed in revolution per minutes times bearing bore in millimeter), increased load and high temperatures. State-of-the-art (SOA) materials such as Pyrowear 675, CSS-42L and silicon nitride are considered as potential bearing materials for advanced gas turbine engines. Surface modification of SOA materials is considered to enhance their relevant properties for such application. UES, Inc. proposes to develop surface modification technologies and coatings for the SOA materials. A systematic test methodology will be used to evaluate the relevant properties of the surface modified and coated SOA materials. Based on the evaluation results, the proposed surface modification technologies will be validated and ranked. Highly ranked technologies will be further developed in Phase II

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