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Nanocomposite Tribological Corrosion Resistant Coating for Robust Bearings and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67617
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-142-1172
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARCOMAC SURFACE ENGINEERING, LLC
6575 Butler Creek Road Missoula, MT 59808 8656
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Nanocomposite Tribological Corrosion Resistant Coating for Robust Bearings and Gears
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-5007
Award Amount: $726,006.00
 

Abstract:

"Critical gears and engine bearings in our newest vertical thrust aircraft must operate with absolute reliability under high loads, high heat, corrosive salt air and intervals without lubricant. Current gear and bearing materials meet the design requirements, however, it is desirable to improve the component durability under unexpected severe operation (longer oil off) or extreme environmental (corrosive salt air)conditions. Advanced coatings possessing a combination of wear and corrosion resistance have a potential of extending component durability, and thus lowering life cycle costs. Now, a breakthrough in surface engineering technology can precisely control deposition of coatings at the level of vaporized atoms. It can deposit an atomically bonded, multiple layered, integrated coating combining different metal and ceramic materials, each with a different desired property. Engine parts with the multiplex coating(s)will be rigorously evaluated in this program for their durability and reliability under aggressive operating conditions. Such successful coatings have an enormous opportunity for future applications to a wide range of military and civilian aircraft engine components that operate in severe fretting or corrosive environment conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Gorokhovsky
Director of Research & De
4065227620
VIGASE@aol.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Wisehart
General Manager
4065497451
jwisehart@am-eagle.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARCOMAC SURFACE ENGINEERING, LLC
6575 Butler Creek Road Missoula, MT 59808

EIN/Tax ID: 820551947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No