New Leap-ahead Technology and Innovative Final Drive Design Approaches

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-06-C-0075
Agency Tracking Number: A052-232-3409
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-232
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
LOC PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC.
13505 Haggerty Road, Plymouth, MI, 48170
DUNS: 065574683
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Pergeau
 Engineer
 (734) 453-2300
 jpergeau@locper.com
Business Contact
 David Sepesi
Title: Director Sales & New Business Dev
Phone: (734) 453-2300
Email: dsepesi@locper.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to demostrate the feasibility of using improved materials in the design of Final Drives in conjuction with improved lubricants, seal technology and gear technology that may result in a two (2)fold increase in reliability/durability. These gains can be used in a new design for military and commericial Final Drives to reduce overall unit size, weight and generation which can also be translated into improved efficiency. As an off shoot, a sensor alert system would be developed to detect temperature extremes and low lube levels. The development of gear technology will be evaluating alternative gear profiles, along with improved gear profile finishes/tolerances. In Phase I Loc will complete the prototype analysis of the above mentioned design features leading to the Phase II development of a tested unit in order to verify as anticipated (2)fold improvement in durability.

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