Front Turbine Engine Concept

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,962.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS3-03005
Award Id:
62118
Agency Tracking Number:
023327
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
21000 Brookpark Road, MS501-6, Brookpark, OH, 44135
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
LeoFranciscus
(440) 331-7875
marinerleo@aol.com
Business Contact:
LonnieReid
Business Official
(216) 433-3646
lreid@ap-solutions.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR will determine the feasibility of an innovative gas turbine engine concept which has a turbine in front of the compressor. This engine concept, referred to as the Front Turbine Engine Concept (FTEC), has the potentials for extending the flight speed at which turbomachinery can operate. At hight flight speeds the front turbine extracts sufficient energy from the incoming air thus reducing the air temperature into the compressor and enabling the turbomachinery to operate at high flight speeds (up to Mach 5).Engine simulations will be conducted on the FTEC to determine the requirements of the components to match the cycle requirements over the complete flight path (takeoff to Mach 5 cruise). The most feasible engine configuraton (one or two spools) will be determined.Preliminary design will be conducted on the front turbine to identify a prelininary turbine configuration to meet cycle requirements.Technology requirements for all of the engine components will be assessed.

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