QUANTITATIVE LUBRICATING OIL DEBRIS MONITORING AND ANALYSIS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9373
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Mechanical Technology
151 California St, Newton, MA, 02158
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Forest J Carignan
(617) 964-2042
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF AN ON-LINE MONITOR OF OIL CONDITION WHICH WOULD DETECT THE PRESENCE AND NATURE OF DEBRIS PARTICLES IN LUBRICATING OIL SYSTEMS. THIS WOULD PROVIDE A MORE TIMELY AND LESS LABOR INTENSIVE METHOD OF OIL CONDITION MONITORING THAN PRESENT METHODS THAT INVOLVE OFF-LINE ANALYSIS. THE PROPOSED APPROACH WOULD CONSIST OF MEASURING THE FORCES GENERATED AS WEAR PARTICLES IN THE LUBRICATING STREAM ENCOUNTER THE ROLLERS OF A SPECIFICALLY INSTRUMENTED ROLLING ELEMENT BEARING. THE PHASE I STUDY WOULD INVESTIGATE SOME OF THE KEY FACTORS AFFECTING THE FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT, AND WOULD PRODUCE A PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE MODEL OF THE SYSTEM.

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