UES Wins Two New Phase I SBIR Awards

January 07, 2020

UES_contract_award_wreathUES is pleased to announce that we recently were awarded two Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts. The two awards were:

    • Erosion Resistant Coatings for Large Diameter Gas Turbine Compressor Integrally-Bladed Rotors and Lift-Fan Blades won by our Surface Engineering Team

    • Hypersonic Vehicle Electrical Power Generation through Efficient Thermionic Conversion Devices won by our Aerospace Power and Propulsion Team


Read also: UES Wins at First-Ever Hypersonics Pitch Day


The SBIR program is a highly competitive program that encourages small businesses to engage in Federal Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential to develop solutions to current challenges.

The objective of Phase I contracts is to establish the technical merit and feasibility, while assessing product/service commercial potential. Successful Phase I performance can lead to further maturation in a Phase II project and commercialization in Phase III.


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