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Extreme-Temperature Multi-Use Engine Oils

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
52936
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-2833
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SURFACES RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS, INCO
8330 Melrose Drive Lenexa, KS 66214-1630
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Extreme-Temperature Multi-Use Engine Oils
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAE07-02-C-L008
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

"Surfaces Research is developing multigrade (15W40) extreme-temperature engine oils that provide superior performance and single-fluid logistic advantages for the U.S.Army Future Combat System (FCS) engine.The FCS engine operates at significantly higher temperatures for longer times than previous low-heat-rejection (LHR) engines. The Surfaces Research lubricant will be the engine oil, cooling fluid, and transmission fluid in the FCS propulsion system.In Phase I, we made breakthrough developments of high-stability multigrade oils. We formulated them with our proprietary innovative additive packages. We demonstrated major enhancements in lubricant performance. In laboratory tests predicting LHR engineperformance, the new multigrade oils had four times greater life at 450¿F than the best LHR engine-tested oil, Surfaces Research single-weight SRL-40. The new 15W40 lubricants had better wear/friction than all commercial and experimental engine lubricants.Phase II objectives are to finalize lubricant formulations and conduct tests in U.S.Army FCS demonstrator engines: a Detroit-Diesel-Series-50 350HP four-cylinder, four-stroke engine; and a high-temperature, 750HP opposed-piston two-cycle engine.We will adjust lubricant formulations, based on engine test data, and optimize properties for cooling fluid and transmission fluid. This program will enable us to meet the important goal of a single multigrade propulsion system fluid for future Army

Principal Investigator:

Paul Sutor,
Director of Research
9135411221
psutor@surfacesresearch.com

Business Contact:

Barbara Kinzig
President/CEO
9135411221
bkinzig@surfacesresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Surfaces Research
8330 Melrose Drive Lenexa, KS 66214

EIN/Tax ID: 481040140
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No