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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: N082-144-0231
Amount: $79,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-144
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
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
 Amarendra Rai
 Senior Research Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
 arai@ues.com
Business Contact
 Bryce Skinn
Title: Business Relations Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: bskinn@ues.com
Research Institution
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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