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Ionic Liquid Lubrication

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67947
Program Year/Program:
2004 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Ionic Liquid Lubrication
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0092
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Air Force requires advanced lubricants (oils and greases) that can perform at elevated temperatures and under a high vacuum for military and aerospace applications. Additionally, the rapidly growing field of microelectromechanical systems requires advanced lubricants for moving parts incorporated into microscopic actuators. Based on preliminary data collected by us, we believe that Covalent's hydrophobic ionic liquid technology is well suited for these particular applications. During Phase I a series of new ionic liquid materials will be prepared and purified by us. Our STTR partner will then evaluate the new materials in respect to their thermal properties under vacuum and their tribological properties under load.

Principal Investigator:

Victor R. Koch
President and 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:
University of Dayton
Research Institute, 300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Contact: Peter John
Contact Phone: (937) 255-9002
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university