Resistant Coatings for Metal Turbine Blades

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-C-5008
Agency Tracking Number: F061-118-1126
Amount: $749,796.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-118
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jose Nainaparampil
 Research Scientist
 (937) 255-5771
Business Contact
 Francis Williams
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Research Institution
The Joint striker fighter (JSF) concept was to design a new fighter plane that can serve for all three defense branches, Air Force, Navy and Army. The concept required coming up with new engines and aircraft designs with improved capabilities and cost effective manufacturing technologies. Advanced erosion resistant coatings will play a crucial role in the engine systems by providing vital erosion, corrosion and thermal protections for engine components in the harsh sand ingestion, erosive and/or combustion gas environments. From experiments conducted it is concluded that such coating materials should have high toughness, adherence to the part’s surface, moderate hardness and chemical stability at high temperature. All these capabilities could be obtained in Ti-B-N material system because of its unique capability of mixing various phases with contrasting properties. The method developed here is based on well established deposition processes that can be used to form suitable nano-composite architecture possessing the required qualities.

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