Contamination Prevention for Plain Airframe Bearings (1002-048)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0186
Agency Tracking Number: N131-016-0117
Amount: $999,900.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-016
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
200 Turnpike Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tyson Lawrence
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 250-4200
Business Contact
 Bonnie Hunter
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (978) 250-4200
Research Institution
Liner wear in spherical bearings used in fixed wing and rotor craft can be significantly accelerated by liquid and solid contamination. Contamination is particularly problematic with oscillating loads. The proposed solution will prevent contamination of plain airframe bearings without significant additional friction or cost. The modification will not impact the bearing installation time, methods or required equipment. The solution will not significantly increase initial running torque, temperature or maintenance cost. It is universal to all SAE Aerospace bearings (AS81819, AS81820, AS81935, AS82819, AS8942), all sizes and material options.

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