Robust Bearings and Gears

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,850.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-5015
Award Id:
67617
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-142-1172
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6575 Butler Creek Road, Missoula, MT, 59808
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114926376
Principal Investigator:
VladimirGorokhovsky
Director of R&D
(406) 522-7620
vigase@aol.com
Business Contact:
JeffWisehart
Director of Special Operations
(406) 549-7451
jwisehart@am-eagle.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Critical gears and engine bearings in our newest vertical thrust aircraft must operate with absolute reliability under high loads, high heat, corrosive salt air and intervals without any lubricant whatever. Current materials and coatings that meet some of these conditions fail when subjected to the others. Now a breakthrough in surface engineering technology can precisely control deposition of coatings at the level of vaporized atoms. It can deposit an atomically bonded, multiple layered, integrated coating combining different metal and ceramic materials, each with a different desired property. Engine parts with the multiplex coating that will be perfected and rigorously tested in this program will be durable and reliable under all of their extreme operating conditions. There is an enormous opportunity for future application to a wide range of military and civilian mechanical components that operate in severe, corrosive environments.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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