MEMS/NEMS High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0257
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0411
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB072-027
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
ACREE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1900 Bates Ave., Suite G, Concord, CA, 94520
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149397015
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland
Principal Scientist
(925) 798-5770
mcfarland@acreetech.com
Business Contact:
Kelly Campbell
Senior Scientist
(925) 798-5770
campbell@acreetech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) and Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (NEMS) technologies to create high performance thermal barrier coatings (TBC) that will improve the performance, efficiency and lifetime of gas turbine engines. The goal is to produce TBCs that have better thermal barrier properties, lower diffusion rates for impurities, and better mechanical stability than today’s TBCs. Additionally, innovative design approaches will be developed that incorporate, for example, micro-cooling channels into the TBC layer using High Aspect Ratio Microscale Structures (HARMS).

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