High Strength, Affordable Helicopter Gears

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$118,669.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911W6-04-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0616
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-078
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
DEFORMATION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
7261 Engle Road, Suite 105, Cleveland, OH, 44130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101533339
Principal Investigator:
B. Ferguson
President
(440) 234-8477
lynn.ferguson@deformationcontrol.co
Business Contact:
B. Ferguson
President
(440) 234-8477
lynn.ferguson@deformationcontrol.co
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Army's Rotorcraft Force Modernization Fleet requires a substantial increase in main gearbox power density, with minimal impact on the gearbox interface. Instead of increasing gearbox size and transmission weight, this project seeks to accommodate the higher power density requirements through designed material processing techniques, integrating several state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to specifically improve the gear material contact and bending fatigue strengths. In Phase I, a novel heat treating method called "Intensive Quenching", as well as superfinishing will be investigated to determine the feasibility of improving the bending fatigue life of the Pyrowear 53 steel by at least 25% over conventional processing.

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