Erosion Resistant Coatings for Polymer Matrix Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5035
Agency Tracking Number: F061-098-0131
Amount: $99,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF06-098
Solitcitation 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
The use of polymer matrix composites in selected parts of the future aircraft turbine engines offers significant benefits for aircraft engine performance. However, their useful life time (durability) is limited by their poor erosion resistance. UES, Inc. proposes to develop advanced highly adherent coatings utilizing physical vapor deposition technique to impart erosion resistance to polymer matrix composites. The coating systems will be characterized in terms of adhesion and erosion resistance under appropriate conditions. Based upon their performance ranking, coating systems and processes will be identified for further development in Phase II.

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