MEMS/NEMS High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0257
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0411
Amount: $98,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-027
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 149397015
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike McFarland
 Principal Scientist
 (925) 798-5770
Business Contact
 Kelly Campbell
Title: Senior Scientist
Phone: (925) 798-5770
Research Institution
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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