Improved Ionic Liquids as Space Lubricants

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,972.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CD22P
Award Id:
90621
Agency Tracking Number:
084202
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
Amarendra Rai
Principal Investigator
(937) 426-6900
arai@ues.com
Business Contact:
John Gruenwald
Vice President, Finance
(937) 426-6900
jgruenwald@ues.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Ionic liquids are candidate lubricant materials. However for application in low temperature space mechanisms their lubrication performance needs to be enhanced. UES Inc in collaboration with Covalent Technologies Inc propose to improve the tribological (lubrication) characteristics of the appropriate ionic liquids through formulation with innovative additive technology. The formulated ionic liquids will be thoroughly characterized to demonstrate their extremely low volatility and non-corrosive extreme pressure anti wear characteristics. The performance of the formulated ionic liquids will be ranked. Highly ranked formulations will be further optimized in Phase II.

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