High Strength Materials at Elevated Temperatures for High Pressure Turbines

Period of Performance: 06/19/2012 - 03/31/2013


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Utron Kinetics, LLC
9441 Innovation Drive
Manassas, VA -
Principal Investigator


The DARPA is seeking rapid innovative manufacturing for turbine components in Vulcan Program. We, at UTRON Kinetics, propose a modern rapid Combustion Driven Advanced Powder Compaction Manufacturing to fabricate simple and complex shapes of various refractory alloys and composites using Mo-Re, with Nb, Ti-aluminides, and carbides for temperatures of 3500 degF as a proof of concept in Phase I and we then focus on the most promising materials and manufacturing using CDC in Phase I option and further scaling up in Phase II. Gasturbine materials include superalloys, single crystal materials etc which have limits for the operating temperatures (