Oil-Free Thrust Bearings for Army Turboshaft Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-04-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: A022-1928
Amount: $729,561.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: A02-045
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
1037 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY, 12205
DUNS: 883926594
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hooshang Heshmat
 President/Technical Direc
 (518) 862-4290
Business Contact
 James Walton
Title: Vice President of Program
Phone: (518) 862-4290
Email: jwalton@miti.cc
Research Institution
Under this Phase II effort MiTi will continue development of its high load capacity oil-free thrust bearing technology through both experiment and analysis. Phase I results showed that in the areas of load capacity per pound of bearing weight and power loss, that the compliant foil bearing has by far the highest specific load capacity, that is load per pound of bearing weight. In the areas of maximum total load capacity in excess of 500 pounds however, several unique hybrid configurations are considered the most appropriate and will be examined under Phase II.

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