High Temperature Solid Lubricants for Bearings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,991.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-09-M-5011
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-064-0201
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-064
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator
 Amarendra Rai
 Research Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
 arai@ues.com
Business Contact
 Bryce Skinn
Title: Business Relations Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: bskinn@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High mach gas turbine engines will require bearings to operate at high temperatures (900-1200ºF). 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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