Nanotechnology Approach for Transmission Loss-of-Lubrication Survivability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0146
Agency Tracking Number: A131-022-0874
Amount: $99,639.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-022
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
11080 Industrial Circle NW, Elk River, MN, -
DUNS: 032511904
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Pozarnsky
 Senior Scientist
 (651) 485-1368
Business Contact
 Gary Pozarnsky
Title: Senior Scientist
Phone: (651) 485-1368
Research Institution
Applied Colloids proposes the utilization of its proprietary nanotechnology in order to insure continued operation of powertrain transmissions utilized in rotorcraft. This will entail the use of a nanoadditive to the transmissions of interest. These nanoadditives will coat the interacting gears with a low coefficient material that will insure operation beyond the 30 minute period specified by military standard after loss of lubricating oil, possibly much longer. This technology will be tested for feasiblity in Phase I utilizing point and line contact tribology testing techniques. Successful completion of Phase I will lead to the testing of this proposed technology with more complex gear systems in Phase II and to final use and commercialization in Phase III.

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