Wear Indicating Lined Spherical Bearings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,849.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0190
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-016-0685
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-016
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
NanoLab, Inc.
179 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153008631
Principal Investigator:
David Carnahan
President
(781) 609-2722
dcarnahan@nano-lab.com
Business Contact:
David Carnahan
President
(781) 609-2722
dcarnahan@nano-lab.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The maintenance of bearings and rod ends is critical for rotary and fixed wing aircraft. There is currently no indicator or feedback mechanism in place for the maintenance crew to determine the remaining life or state of the liner. NanoLab, Security Technology Systems, and New Hampshire Ball Bearing (NHBB, a division of Astro) will all play roles in the development of a wear sensor for the AS81820 (fixed wing) and AS81819 (rotary) line of bearings. Our goal is to implement our solution as a drop-in replacement for the current lining material, with no mechanical design changes to the bearing.

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