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Hybrid Bearings Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82902
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-170-0667
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VIBRANT CORP.
5550 Midway Park Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Hybrid Bearings Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0159
Award Amount: $738,834.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate improvements to current non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods to facilitate inspection of hybrid bearing roller elements for both internal and surface defects. Hybrid bearings constructed of ceramic rolling elements (ceramic balls) on metal ring bearings hold a great deal of promise as an improvement over conventional bearings made entirely of steel. Hybrid bearings provide higher stiffness, lower thermal expansion, lighter weight, increased corrosion resistance, and higher electrical resistance than comparable steel products. However, ceramics are a relatively brittle material and the presence of any defect in the ceramic balls is detrimental to the performance of the bearing and can lead to catastrophic failure.

Principal Investigator:

Leanne Jauriqui
Application Engineer
5053141496
ljauriqui@vibrantndt.com

Business Contact:

Lem Hunter
Application Engineer
5053141511
lhunter@vibrantndt.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VIBRANT CORP.
5550 Midway Park Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

EIN/Tax ID: 205886291
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No