Erosion Resistant Coatings for Large Size Gas Turbine Engine Compressor Airfoils

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: N082-144-0363
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-144
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
1980 Olivera Road, Suite D, Concord, CA, 94520
DUNS: 149397015
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike McFarland
 Principal Scientist
 (925) 798-5770
Business Contact
 Ann Mulville
Title: Contract Manager
Phone: (925) 798-5770
Research Institution
The purpose of this proposal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using Acree Technology’s erosion resistant coating to protect large-size turbine engine compressor airfoils for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft. The JSF STOVL compressor airfoils for both the LiftFan and the F-135 engine are constructed using integrally bladed rotors that can be over a 1 meter in diameter. Acree’s erosion resistant coating has been extensively tested in previous projects and is currently at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6. Acree has large deposition chambers for applying our erosion resistant coating that are well suited for coating the JSF airfoils.

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