CMAS Resistant Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0264
Agency Tracking Number: N061-032-0103
Amount: $79,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-032
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
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
Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) are susceptible to damage under service conditions due to environmental contaminants such as calcium-magnesium-aluminum-silicon-oxide systems (CMAS). UES Inc proposes to design and fabricate composite TBC coatings to provide enhanced protection against CMAS attack. The composite TBCs will be evaluated to demonstrate their protective characteristics and hence durability against CMAS. Highly ranked composite coatings will be selected for further development in Phase II. UES has teamed up with Penn State University to perform on this project.BENEFITS: Successful completion of the proposed technology will provide composite TBC coatings that will have enhanced durability in the presence of CMAS compared to the current TBC coatings. This will enable the application of composite TBC on the hot section of turbine engines. Both commercial and military turbine engines that employ TBC will benefit from this technology.

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