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NEW LUBRICANTS FOR ROTATING ANODE X-RAY TUBE BEARINGS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60120
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RR014994
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corporation
One Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: NEW LUBRICANTS FOR ROTATING ANODE X-RAY TUBE BEARINGS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44RR014994-02
Award Amount: $514,985.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will continue and expand the development of new solid lubricants for bearings that operate at high rotational speed, high temperature, and under vacuum in rotating anode X-ray tubes for CT scanners and other radiography facilities. Phase I identified several promising lubricant systems, based on multi-layer coatings of silver and other metals, which were applied by ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD). Phase II will investigate substrate preparation, optimize parameters in each processing step, and study a wider range of lubricant compositions through surface analysis and laboratory testing. The best lubricant system (or systems) found in rotating-anode tube simulation will undergo full-scale testing in X-ray tubes in a CT scanner facility. Good Phase H results should lead to immediate application in commercial rotating anode X-ray tubes.

Principal Investigator:

Ward D. Halverson
7812756000
WHALVERSON@SPIRECORP.COM

Business Contact:

Richard Gregorio
7812756000
Small Business Information at Submission:

SPIRE CORPORATION
SPIRE CORPORATION 1 PATRIOTS PARK BEDFORD, MA 01730

EIN/Tax ID: 042457335
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No