Corrosion Resistant Composite Bearings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,919.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8201-05-P-1001
Award Id:
73272
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-277-0235
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
281 Alex Drive, Coppell, TX, 75019
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
138928333
Principal Investigator:
Gennady Yumshtyk
Head Scientist
(888) 533-5187
gyumshtyk@advancedglobalservices.us
Business Contact:
Gennady Yumshtyk
CEO
(888) 533-5187
gyumshtyk@advancedglobalservices.us
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Steel bearings are being used on numerous weapon systems currently employed by many organizations of the Department of Defense including the Air Force. Due to continuous exposure to cruel weather environments, corrosion and lack of maintenance, bearings endure pre-mature failures. Composite materials are known to provide the highest levels of corrosion protection with minimal or no requirements for lubrication. When applied as coatings, they create a corrosion barrier for the base steel alloy and the final composite structure has strength characteristics required when supporting large axial and radial loads. The PVD-based technique is developed to apply fully dense, well-adhered uniform composite coatings to surfaces of complex shapes. This deposition process has demonstrated its capacity in applying coatings to spherical surfaces as well as ODs and IDs of tubular substrates. It will be further developed to demonstrate its ability to produce dense corrosion resistant Metal Matrix Composites on surfaces of bearing balls, rollers and races targeting elevated resistance to impacts from superior loads and leveraging it with the economic hurdles associated with designing high-load solid structure composite components. Employment of composite coatings on the DoD-utilized bearings will allow "surface engineering" of durable materials to protect critical surfaces, reduce the overall life-cycle costs and will significantly increase performance characteristics of weapon systems

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