Erosion Resistant Coatings for Polymer Matrix Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,832.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-5002
Award Id:
79195
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-098-0131
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
Amarendra Rai
Research Scientist
(937) 426-6900
arai@ues.com
Business Contact:
Francis Williams
Contracts Manager
(937) 426-6900
fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institute:
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. In Phase I, UES demonstrated the feasibility of a physical vapor deposition technique to develop highly adherent and erosion resistant coatings on the selected polymer matrix composite. The objective of the SBIR Phase II project is to continue refinement and testing of highly ranked coatings to obtain optimal erosion resistance under the required conditions. Also in Phase II, the erosion resistance performance of the optimized coatings will be validated on actual engine components. This will be done in co-operation and/or participation of turbine engine manufacturers.

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