Erosion Resistant and Damping Coating for Large Size Gas Turbine Engine Compressor Airfoil

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,967.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0015
Award Id:
87743
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-144-0231
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
Senior Research Scientist
(937) 426-6900
arai@ues.com
Business Contact:
Bryce Skinn
Business Relations Manager
(937) 426-6900
bskinn@ues.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Joint Strike Fighter Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft will operate in desert environments and ingest abrasive particles during the critical take-off and landing stages of operation. Under such conditions, the compressor airfoils on the JSF STOVL aircraft's integrally bladed rotors (IBR) for both the lift-fan and cruise engines may get damaged which can lead to poor engine performance and potential failure. Since these IBRs are relatively large, it would be expensive to manufacture and replace. UES, Inc. proposes to develop erosion resistant coatings to maintain IBRs' performance (efficiency) and to delay its degradation due to sand erosion. The developed coatings will be evaluated in terms of erosion resistance and damping. Based on such evaluations the coatings will be ranked. Highly ranked coatings will be further developed in Phase II.

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