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Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-022-0688
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-022
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Sentient Corporation
850 Energy Drive Suite 307 Idaho Falls, ID 83401-1503
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0115
Award Amount: $99,117.00
 

Abstract:

The overall goal of this project is to develop an optimized surface texture process in order to maximize the efficiency of rolling/sliding contacts such as gears. Development of this high efficiency, rolling/sliding surface will be guided by Sentient's unique combination of modeling capabilities in the area of mixed-EHL contacts, scuffing, and contact fatigue life prediction. Phase I will focus on demonstrating the feasibility of the approach. This will be accomplished by developing the required modeling technologies and demonstrating them for a simple representative geometry. Additionally, simple coupon-level experimental verification of frictional performance gains from each of the proposed technologies will be performed. Phase I will prove that the proposed surface modification approaches are fundamentally sound before the technology is further developed to include more complex gear geometries.

Principal Investigator:

Matt King
Product Manager
(716) 304-0100
mking@sentientscience.com

Business Contact:

Kris D'Antoni
Contracts Manager
(208) 522-8560
kdantoni@sentientscience.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sentient Corporation
850 Energy Drive Suite 307 Id, ID -

EIN/Tax ID: 820533423
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No