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Ionic Liquid Lubrication

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67947
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-018-0021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 6018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Ionic Liquid Lubrication
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0163
Award Amount: $749,993.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Air Force requires advanced lubricants that will outperform state-of-the-art lubricants at elevated temperatures and under a high vacuum for a broad spectrum of military and aerospace applications. Additionally, the rapidly growing field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) requires advanced lubricants for extremely low-torque moving parts that are incorporated into microscopic actuators. Based on the Phase I data collected by Covalent and by the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), we have identified several ionic liquid materials that possess unprecedented thermochemical and tribological properties as base fluid lubricants. During Phase II these base fluid lubricants, along with a number of additional ionic liquid materials that belong to this class, will be prepared and purified by us. The UDRI, in concert with a domestic lubricants company, will evaluate Covalent's new materials in respect to their thermal stabilities and anticorrosive properties, and most importantly, their tribological properties at the extremes of temperature under conditions of boundary and hydrodynamic lubrication.

Principal Investigator:

Victor R. Koch
President & CEO
7819381140
koch@covalentassociates.com

Business Contact:

Linda M. Morrison
Clerk of the Corporation
7819381140
morrison@covalentassociates.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Covalent Assoc., Inc.
10 State Street Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 042752232
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF DAYTON
Research Institute, 300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Contact: Robert P. Boehmer
Contact Phone: (937) 229-2919
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university