In Situ, Real-time Monitoring of the Properties of Engine Part Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-14-C-2434
Agency Tracking Number: F121-172-0857
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF121-172
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Control Vision Inc.
PO Box 1547, Sahuarita, AZ, 85629
Duns: 000000000
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Crawford
 Principal Investigator
 (208) 523-5506
Business Contact
 Daniel Crawford
Title: President
Phone: (208) 523-5506
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: During the Phase II program Control Vision, Inc. and its partners will have developed and tested an In-Situ, Real-Time optical sensor suite for measuring the physical properties of thermal sprayed gas turbine engine coatings. This sensor suite will be a major step forward in the production of more reliable, lower cost, thermal-sprayed, gas turbine engine coatings. Eventually the sensor suite will be a key component of the overall strategy of supporting the continued effort to develop more powerful and fuel efficient gas turbine engines by producing Prime Reliant coatings for the military and commercial gas turbine engine industries. BENEFIT: Benefit 1: Improve the efficiency of thermal spray processes by providing in-situ, real-time feedback on the process, and Benefit 2: Improve confidence in thermal spray coatings, allowing gas turbine engine designers to design to a coating specification to facilitate improvements in the efficiency and power of gas turbine engine in the future.

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