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Enhancement Coatings for Diesel Injection Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
36407
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
36407
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Etsi, Inc.
743 Chapman Road Byron, GA 00000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Enhancement Coatings for Diesel Injection Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $87,332.00
 

Abstract:

ETSI, Inc. proposes to develop a polymer infusion process which will allow the diesel fuel injector pumps on vehicles and support equipment to achieve a service life equivalent to that expected before the advent of low-sulfur diesel and the use of JP-8 and Jet A kerosene fuels. Polymer infusions, which oringinally came from NASA research, can be impregnated into the metal at the intergranular level, thus precluding the incidence of disbonds or flaking, and having a coefficient of friction comparable to that of ice-on-ice. These processes have been successfully utilized on the B-1 bomber in an application where standard lubrication technologies couldn't prevent galling damage which was occuring within 30 flight hours. An infused polymer allowed the test article to achieve 300+ flight hours with no damage. The main goal of Phase I will be to perform physical testing of various polymer influsion processes in conjunction with the substrate material normally found in the components of Standalyne pumps (common to the 6.2 Liter General Motors diesel), which are severly hampered by the deleterious effects of low-lubricity fuels. This testing will be lubricated by clay-treated Jet A which has lower lubricity/viscosity than any fuel seen in military service.

Principal Investigator:

David W. Felker
9129561783

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Etsi, Inc.
743 Chapman Road Byron, GA 00000

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