On Demand Oil Supply

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: N112-096-0118
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-096
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
450 Frontier Way, Unit D, Bensenville, IL, -
DUNS: 615345329
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Spytek
 (630) 595-9133
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Spytek
Title: Secretary/Treasurer
Phone: (630) 595-9133
Email: espytek1@aol.com
Research Institution
The need to optimize gas turbine engine performance, coupled with"electrification"of aircraft systems, as on the Lockheed F35 and Boeing 787 , in order to maximize efficiency and flexibility, created an opportunity to develop a"smart"electrically driven lubrication system for gas turbine engines. Spytek"s electric oil system ascertains the operating condition of a gas turbine engine, including speed, pressure, bearing temperatures and determines the amount of lubrication required for each bearing zone. The system would include benefit of better thermal control of engine bearings, lower system weight and power use, with flexibility in placement of the system on the engine/airframe combination. Spytek pioneered use of the system on its ATG-2/J304 gas turbine engine series. In the Phase I effort, evaluation of the existing Spytek system would be completed. Modifications based on the systems performance based over a period of eight years would be made. Data on pump wear, filter performance and oil supply degradation is available. With the option, the ATG-2 system would be modified to take advantage of full PID oil system control with system demonstrations made on a Spytek gas turbine engine, demonstrating oil supply on demand capability and full bearing TMS control.

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