Robust Innovative Roller Bearing(1001-672)

Period of Performance: 08/12/2011 - 02/12/2012


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Triton Systems, Inc.
200 Turnpike Road Array
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Principal Investigator


In response to Navy SBIR solicitation N111-047 Innovative Alternatives to Roller Bearing Design Solutions, Triton Systems, Inc. proposes to develop an improved roller bearing design that will enable increased service life and reduced life-cycle cost for the DDG helicopter hanger door. The roller guide bearing currently used on the DDG helicopter hangar door is failing prematurely due to high loading, grit contamination, and corrosion. The proposed solution will be more mechanically robust and be able to better withstand environmental operating conditions to achieve an increased service life of over 4,800 cycles, minimum maintenance, and reduced life-cycle cost.