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Innovative and Affordable Materials/Concepts for Improving Rotorcraft Slip Ring…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75302
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-106-0192
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Acree Technologies Incorporated
1980 Olivera Ave Suite D Concord, CA 94520-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Innovative and Affordable Materials/Concepts for Improving Rotorcraft Slip Ring Reliability
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0018
Award Amount: $79,999.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using a conductive, wear resistant coating to improve the lifetime and reliability of slip rings, in particular the slip ring system used in the V-22 Osprey. Acree Technologies Incorporated has developed an innovative, conductive coating that is exceptionally hard, smooth and wear resistant and has a low coefficient of friction. This coating has been shown in previous tests to improve the lifetime of surfaces in sliding contact by greater than five times. Preliminary sliding contact tests have shown that the electrical noise of a coated slip ring is less than 10 mohm, exceeding military specifications.

Principal Investigator:

Mike McFarland
Principal Scientist
9257985770
mcfarland@acreetech.com

Business Contact:

Jochen Schein
Vice President
9257985770
schein@acreetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACREE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1900 Bates Ave., Suite G Concord, CA 94520

EIN/Tax ID: 201250852
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No