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Slipper Wear/Gouging Analytical Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36386
Amount: $727,129.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4901 Corporate Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Craig P. Schmitz
 (205) 837-9877
Business Contact
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Research Institution

This SBIR effort will develop analytical techniques that can be used to predict slipper wear patterns and gouging phenomena throughout the sled velocity regime to Mach 10. The proposed approach is to develop a new PC Window analytical software tool based on correlations of test data and other semi-empirical methods. This software tool will allow the user to input a set of initial conditions including material properties, velocity profiles and slipper geometries to predict slipper wear and gouging phenomena. Parametric analyses using this software would be used to evaluate new state-of-the-art slipper designs, materials, coatings, lubricants and slipper cooling techniques. The resulting Test Track slipper designs will provide improved test performance and reliability critical to future test programs.

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