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Improved Ionic Liquids as Space Lubricants

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90621
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084202
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-1894
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Improved Ionic Liquids as Space Lubricants
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD22P
Award Amount: $99,972.00
 

Abstract:

Ionic liquids are candidate lubricant materials. However for application in low temperature space mechanisms their lubrication performance needs to be enhanced. UES Inc in collaboration with Covalent Technologies Inc propose to improve the tribological (lubrication) characteristics of the appropriate ionic liquids through formulation with innovative additive technology. The formulated ionic liquids will be thoroughly characterized to demonstrate their extremely low volatility and non-corrosive extreme pressure anti wear characteristics. The performance of the formulated ionic liquids will be ranked. Highly ranked formulations will be further optimized in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Amarendra K. Rai
Principal Investigator
9374266900
arai@ues.com

Business Contact:

John J. Gruenwald
Vice President, Finance
9374266900
jgruenwald@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No