High Temperature Tribological Lubricants for Low Heat Rejection, High Temperature Operation Diesel Engine

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,337.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAE07-03-C-L07
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-1355
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SURFACES RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS, INC.
8330 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS, 66214
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Paul Sutor, Sr.
Director of Research
(913) 541-1221
psutor@surfacesresearch.com
Business Contact:
Barbara Kinzig
President/CEO
(913) 541-1221
bkinzig@surfacesresearch.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Surfaces Research proposes development of an innovative new extreme-temperature engine lubricant. We propose a high-temperature multicylinder engine test of the lubricant in a Surfaces Research engine operating at Future Combat System (FCS) conditions. Thenew lubricant has exceedingly long useful life at high temperature, outstanding resistance to high-temperature deposit formation, and unparalleled wear and friction performance. We will also demonstrate an innovative, self-lubricating cylinder linercoating that will further enhance engine performance.Surfaces Research has developed engine oil and tribological system technologies specifically to meet the high-temperature longevity and performance requirements of the FCS engine. We propose a program of high-temperature lubricant development andtribological system selection driven by performance results in Surfaces Research's FCS-condition engine, in collaboration with TARDEC's North American FCS engine team.The success of the FCS diesel engine depends on the extraordinary high-temperature performance of Surfaces Research lubricants. Surfaces Research new lubricants are the enabling technology for the Future Combat System engine. The new high-temperaturelubricants for FCS and other advanced diesel engines will impart large increases in fuel efficiency, power density, and durability, and will lower maintenance costs both for equipment overhaul and by allowing extended lubricant drain intervals.Military, commercial, and recreational applications will benefit from the selection of multigrade and single-weight oils with excellent on-road performance. Excellent long life and heat tranfer properties support efforts for

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