A Novel Integrated Non-Parasitic Nb Alloy–Based Structure for High Temperature Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-C-5225
Agency Tracking Number: F061-108-0137
Amount: $749,959.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-108
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sarath Menon
 Research Scientist
 (937) 255-9835
 Sarath.Menon@wpafb.af.mil
Business Contact
 Francis Williams
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase I, we have shown that Nb alloys are attractive for higher temperature TPS applications in comparison to Ni-based superalloys, based on strength at temperature and density. Phase I work has demonstrated the ability to process these alloys in sheet form and has shown that the alloy can be coated with YAG that is stable in contact with the alloy and thus provide a good barrier against oxidation. Phase II will focus on compositional optimization, scale up of coating process, and evaluation of performance in an integrated TPS application.

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