Ionic Liquid Lubrication

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0092
Agency Tracking Number: F045-018-0021
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-T018
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10 State Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 040191686
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Victor Koch, Ph.D.
 President and CEO
 (781) 938-1140
 koch@covalentassociates.com
Business Contact
 Linda Morrison
Title: Clerk of the Corporation
Phone: (781) 938-1140
Email: morrison@covalentassociates.com
Research Institution
 University of Dayton
 Peter John
 Research Institute, 300 College Park
Dayton, OH, 45469
 (937) 255-9002
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The U.S. Air Force requires advanced lubricants (oils and greases) that can perform at elevated temperatures and under a high vacuum for military and aerospace applications. Additionally, the rapidly growing field of microelectromechanical systems requires advanced lubricants for moving parts incorporated into microscopic actuators. Based on preliminary data collected by us, we believe that Covalent's hydrophobic ionic liquid technology is well suited for these particular applications. During Phase I a series of new ionic liquid materials will be prepared and purified by us. Our STTR partner will then evaluate the new materials in respect to their thermal properties under vacuum and their tribological properties under load.

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