PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF IMPROVED LUBRICANTS FOR TRIBOLOGICAL SYSTEMS OF FUTURE SPACECRAFT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36276
Amount: $749,935.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
4401 DAYTON-XENIA RD, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Amarendra K. Rai
 (937) 426-6900
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
As the size of the spacecraft is getting smaller and the time in space is lengthened (>10 years), more severe demands are placed on the tribological systems. To satisfy the requirements of the tribological systems of future spacecraft improved performance of lubricants and materials needed. A considerable amount of progress have been made in developing improved lubricants, materials and processes for future space applications. However, their performance has not been evaluated under conditions relevant for space applications. The objectives of Phase I proposal are to identify most critical requirements in tribological systems of future spacecraft and to determine and optimize the performance of selected lubricants (liquid, grease and solid) for high and low speed bearing mechanisms with respect to future requirements.

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