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Company Information:

Company Name: Wedeven Associates, Inc.
City: Edgmont
State: PA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.wedeven.com
Phone: (610) 356-7161

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $731,444.00 9
SBIR Phase II $3,720,910.00 5

Award List:

LUBRICATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE BEARING SURFACES BY VAPOR DEPOSITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lavern D Wedeven
Award Amount: $51,788.00

LUBRICATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE BEARING SURFACES BY VAPOR DEPOSITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lavern D Wedeven
Award Amount: $491,078.00
Abstract:
Advanced gas turbine engines will require main shaft bearings to operate over a continuous temperature range from -50 to 500 c. the feasibility of a synergistic assembly of lubrication technologies is investigated. these include: (1) a newly synthesized high temperature fluid basestock to expand the… More

Vapor Lubrication of Gear and High Velocity Sliding Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lavern D. Wedeven
Award Amount: $59,673.00
Abstract:
It is now possible to use fluids beyond the liquid range to lubricate surfaces with thin condensate films that provide complete surface separation with EHD mechanisms. The lubricant, supplied internally or externally as a vapor, eliminates complex hardware associated with recirculating oil systems.… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lavern D. Wedeven, President
Award Amount: $99,995.00

Oil and Material Compatibility for Improved Bearing and Gear Durability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lavern Wedeven, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The recognized risks associated with the introduction of new material and oil formulations for propulsion system bearings and gears have created a crisis with respect to urgent needs for increased load, speed and temperature. Conventional test methods formaterials and oils have insufficient linkage… More

Oil and Material Compatibility for Improved Bearing and Gear Durability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lavern Wedeven, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The recognized risks associated with the introduction of new material and oil formulations for propulsion system bearings and gears have created a crisis with respect to urgent needs for increased load, speed and temperature. Conventional test methods formaterials and oils have insufficient linkage… More

Gas turbine engine oil additives for advanced bearings - advanced steels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lavern D. Wedeven, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
New oil additive chemistry is needed to lubricate corrosion resistant bearing steels, including ceramic rolling elements. Combining lubrication attributes of polyol ester basestock blends with innovative additive formulations provide opportunities forenhanced lubrication of new bearing materials as… More

Gas turbine engine oil additives for advanced bearings - advanced steels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lavern D. Wedeven
Award Amount: $749,932.00
Abstract:
Eleven additives from Phase I show feasibility to substantially improve the lubrication of corrosion resistant bearing steels for JSF and other jet engine bearings and gears. Feasibility tests covered scuffing and wear performance. Phase II addresses coking, oxidation and material compatibility… More

Gear Material and Lubrication for Advanced Gas Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lavern D. Wedeven, Pres.
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
The design of a gear simulation test rig is proposed to evaluate gear surface durability. The design focuses on surface initiate fatigue failure modes to allow evaluation of advanced corrosion resistant gear steels, surface technologies and advanced oils. Company assets of mature tribology test… More

High Power Density Gears Using a Systems Engineering Approach for Selection, Test, and Evaluations of Emerging Materials, Surface Engineering, and Tri

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Lavern D. Wedeven, President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Comprehensive tribology tests methods developed for aeropropulsion are proposed to provide a reliable and efficient means to evaluate emerging technologies for high power density gears. The tribology test methods include scuffing load capacity, Performance Mapping for wear and scuffing, surface… More

High Power Density Gears Using a Systems Engineering Approach for Selection, Test, and Evaluations of Emerging Materials, Surface Engineering, and Tri

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Lavern D. Wedeven, President
Award Amount: $729,900.00
Abstract:
Test methods for scuffing and fatigue are available to assess surface technologies for high power density gears. Five key tribology parameters are identified to link mechanistic failure processes with engineering design parameters. The evaluation of advanced gear material processes, surface… More

Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Vern Wedeven, President – (610) 356-7161
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The traction (friction) of a tribological contact under low EHD film thickness relative to the surface roughness of the contacting pair is significantly influenced by the surface roughness. A reduction in roughness toward a superfinished surface reduces the traction coefficient. Gear efficiency… More

Bearing Analytical Software Development and Validation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Nelson Forster, Sr. Engineer – (610) 356-7161
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This proposal describes an analytical software approach to model rolling element bearings for gas turbines and similar drive systems. Detailed approaches for modeling bearing material fatigue life, oil churning, and tribology are presented. The resulting analytical bearing code will… More

Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Lavern D. Wedeven, President – (610) 356-7161
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
The frictional losses in a gear mesh can be reduced by including super-finishing in the final manufacturing process. Phase I simulation tests of a hypoid rear axle gear shows a reduction in traction coefficient of 50 percent from an"as ground"surface to a high quality super-finished… More