Surface Protection of Aircraft Brake Pressure Plates

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8201-04-P-1915
Agency Tracking Number: F041-271-0080
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-271
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1212 Colt Road, Plano, TX, 75075
DUNS: 138928333
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gennady Yumshtyk
 Lead Research Engineer
 (888) 533-5187
Business Contact
 Gennady Yumshtyk
Title: President
Phone: (888) 533-5187
Research Institution
The objective of this work is to develop and demonstrate a novel surface engineering concept for protection of Aircraft Brake Pressure Plates. Carbon-made aircraft breaking system components experience increased service temperatures and, when swiped by the temp stick, chemically react with the crayon and, as a result, heavily oxidize and deteriorate. PVD-based technique is used in many industries to apply diffusion-type coatings engineering the material surface to comply with stringent operating conditions. This technique will be further investigated and developed to demonstrate its ability to generate protective diffusion coating in the surface of aircraft carbon brakes without changing their physical dimensions and with the goal to prevent rapid oxidation and subsequent failure of the pressure plates. It will provide elevated resistance to impacts from chemical reaction as well as wear from contaminants and deicing materials and ensure unaltered material characteristics of the carbon-carbon composite construction and longer time periods between maintenance cycles.

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