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Non-Lubricated Diamond-Coated Bearings Reinforced by Carbon Fibers to Work in…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83785
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
067280
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Diamond Materials Inc.
120 Centennial Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Non-Lubricated Diamond-Coated Bearings Reinforced by Carbon Fibers to Work in Lunar Dust
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC07QA29P
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop low cost diamond composite bearings utilizing our new high pressure technology for carbon fiber reinforced 3-D C/C composites and mixtures of pitch, fullerenes and nanotubes. Functionally graded bearings will be engineered to function without lubrication and to operate in Lunar dust. Tests have shown that these new materials are thermally and chemically stable, have a very high wear resistance on the diamond coated surface and can work in sand and regolith like unlubricated sliding fits. Such bearings are also extremely lightweight. Our variety of diamond coated composite would be easily scalable and cost effective to fabricate. In Phase I, we will focus on designing and prototyping precision unlubricated bearings. For Phase II and III, we will work in collaboration with leading companies that produce ceramic bearings.

Principal Investigator:

Oleg L. Voronov
Principal Investigator
7328850805
ovoronov@aol.com

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
President
7328850805
gstompa@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Diamond Materials, Inc.
120 Centennial Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223388524
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No