Contract: $1,457,992 - Department of the Air Force - Jul. 30, 2009
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Award Description: The impact of advanced materials and processes on fuel burn for fielded and developmental gas turbine propulsion engines will be determined using analytical engine cycle models of representative engine classes. The model results will provide the data necessary to support specific risk reduction and insertion plans. Representative components such as a high temperature turbine disk will be selected as the baseline for weight and/or temperature improvements by the use of various materials and process technologies. These components will be assessed analytically in an engine system model using a representative mission profile to determine the maximum potential fuel burn and emissions improvement over an engine with the baseline components. Next, combinations of materials that maximize the overall improvement in fuel burn or engine durability will be evaluated for implementation in fielded or developmental systems. Where improved technologies are needed the contractor will define specific areas of investment in sufficient detail to justify the estimate of investment required. The time for maturation of each technology, the main technical challenges and suggested approaches to achieve desired mission capabilities should be defined.
Project Description: This field is not applicable due to zero ARRA funds invoiced this quarter.
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Project Status: Not Started
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