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INVESTIGATION OF A SYSTEMS CONCEPT FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE SOLID LUBRI-CATED…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
989
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
989
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
General Technology Inc
500 Norcross Wy Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: INVESTIGATION OF A SYSTEMS CONCEPT FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE SOLID LUBRI-CATED BEARINGS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

SOLID LUBRICATION OFFERS SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES FOR ROLLING ELEMENT BEARINGS AND MACHINERY EXPOSED TO EXTREME CONDITIONS. A MAJOR CONSTRAINT IS THAT CURRENT DESIGNS FOR SUCH BEARINGS ARE BASED ON HYDRODYNAMIC LUBRICATION (OIL AND GREASE). THE CHALLENGE IS TO IDENTIFY A NEW CONCEPT THAT FOCUSES THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EFFECTVE USE OF SOLIDS AND A METHODOLOGY FOR SOLID LUBRICANT-BEARING SYSTEM INTEGRATION. THE CONCEPT BEING PROPOSED IS THAT THE BEARING AND LUBRICANT ARE INTERDEPENDENT AND COMPATIBILITY INVOLVING (1) ENVIRONMENT (2) LUBRICANT-BEARING INTERFACE AND (3) BEARING DESIGN PARAMETERS IS A CRITICAL FACTOR. FOR BEARING OPERATION TARGETED AT 1000/1500 DEGREE F AND DN IN EXCESS OF 1M, THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE THIS CONCEPT WILL EMPHASIZE EMERGING COMPLEX SULFUR CONTAINING COM POUNDS (E.G. OXYTHIOMOLYBDATES) COUPLED WITH TECHNICAL CERAMICS AS THE PRIMARY PHASE I EFFORT. CRITICAL INTERFACES WILL INVOLVE ROLLERRACE, ROLLER-SEPARATOR AND SEPARATOR-LAND WITH SOLID LUBRICANT REPLENISHMENT FROM MULTIPLE SITES ON LAND-SEPARATOR WITH SOLID LUBRI CANT REPLENISHMENT FROM MULTIPLE SITES ON LAND-SEPARATOR COMPONENTS. ANALYSES WILL INCLUDE THERMAL EFFECTS AND LOAD LIMITS. THE RESULTS WILL ESTABLISH IMPORTANT LIFE CONTROLLING PROPERTIES AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN GUIDES FOR SOLID LUBRICATED HIGH TEMPERATURE BEARINGS.

Principal Investigator:

Martin J. Devine
2154468418

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

General Technology
2560 Prescott Road Havertown, PA 19083

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