Durable Solution for Compressor Airfoil Leading Edges in Gas Turbine Engines

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0272
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-039-0155
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-039
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
Rabi Bhattacharya
Director, Surface Enginee
(937) 426-6900
rbhattacharya@ues.com
Business Contact:
Rick Weddle
Director, Contracts
(937) 426-6900
rweddle@ues.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Particle impacts cause erosion of leading edges of the compressor airfoils as well as the side or surface of the airfoil beyond the leading edge. Although erosion resistant coatings have been developed and applied on the airfoils during the past decade or two and that have protected the side or surface of the airfoil quite satisfactorily, the erosion of the leading edge is still a serious issue. This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project explores the feasibility of producing an erosion resistant leading edge of compressor airfoils using advanced surface engineering technologies. The modified leading edges will be tested for erosion and corrosion resistance.

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