Ceramic Gear Lubricants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-04-P-0689
Agency Tracking Number: N041-017-0486
Amount: $69,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-017
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
THOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2415 Princeton Dr. NE, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM, 87107
DUNS: 099725108
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Schwab
 President & CEO
 (505) 830-6986
 stschwab@thortech.biz
Business Contact
 Vicki Schwab
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (505) 830-6986
Email: vmschwab@thortech.biz
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In aircraft engines and transmissions, a loss-of-lubricant situation can result in catastrophic failure, and so expensive auxiliary lubrication systems that add significant weight to the airframe are required. Current coating materials do not provide adequate lubrication, and potentially improved coatings are costly, require line-of-sight deposition, and/or high temperature heat treatment. In this Phase I effort, Thor Technologies will demonstrate a novel solid lubricant coating, an innovative, low-cost deposition method that does not require line of sight and does not heat the substrate, and a simple, effective method of inspecting the quality of the lubricant coating.

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