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Plasma Surface Engineering for Bearing Wear and Corrosion Prevention in…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73060
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-181-2658
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Plasma Surface Engineering for Bearing Wear and Corrosion Prevention in Advanced Gas Turbine Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-2577
Award Amount: $99,974.00
 

Abstract:

Current engine bearing lubrication technology begins to break down at the high rotation speeds, loads and temperatures required for advanced fighter engines. Furthermore, in combat operation bearings may have to operate for short periods with no lubrication, and also resist pervasive corrosive environments. In this program the bearing material will be modified to be "slippery", more durable, resist corrosion and hold lubricant evenly on the entire contact surface. This is possible because a breakthrough in surface engineering technology can precisely control deposition of coatings at the level of vaporized atoms. This innovative technology can deposit atomically bonded, multiple layered, nanocomposite coatings combined with engineered surface texturing in a single integrated tribo-system, so coated engine bearings will perform dependably under extreme operating conditions. There is an enormous opportunity for future applications to lubricate a wide range of military and civilian mechanical components that operate in severe environments.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Gorokhovsky
Director of R & D
4065227620
VIGASE@aol.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Wisehart
VP of Operations
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