High Temperature Solid Lubricants for Bearings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-09-M-5011
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-064-0201
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
Amarendra Rai
Research Scientist
(937) 426-6900
arai@ues.com
Business Contact:
Bryce Skinn
Business Relations Manager
(937) 426-6900
bskinn@ues.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
High mach gas turbine engines will require bearings to operate at high temperatures (900-1200 F). At such temperatures fluid lubricants will not work. UES Inc. proposes to develop robust high temperature solid lubricant coating systems utilizing commercially viable process. The coating systems will be characterized in terms of adhesion, microstructure, mechanical properties and tribological characteristics in relevant temperature regime. Based on their performance ranking, coating systems will be identified for further development in Phase II. BENEFIT: Successful completion of the project will enable the operation of bearings at higher temperatures for military (high mach gas turbine engines) and commercial (hot profile rolling, power generation etc.) applications.

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