Surfaces Research & Applications, Inc.

8330 Melrose Drive
Lenexa, KS 66214
http://www.srlubricants
9 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 18
Total Value of Awards $5.85MM
First Award Date 05/07/92
Most Recent Award Date 10/11/05

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Dr. Paul A. Sutor Dr. Sr. Dr. Paul A. Sutor 2 Message
Paul A. Sutor Sr. Paul A. Sutor PhD 1
Sutor Paul Sutor PhD 1
Paul Dr. Sutor Sr. Paul 3 Message
Sutor Dr. Paul Sutor PhD 9 Message
Kinzig Dr. Barbara J. Kinzig 3 Message

18 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N05-089
Budget: 10/11/05 - 04/11/06

The U.S. Navy is seeking innovative concepts to substantially improve life of grease-packed hanger bearings on the tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey aircraft. Hanger bearings are especially maintenance-intensive and short-lived. Extending maintenance intervals and increasing bearing life several-fold are goals to be met. Our approach will provide a novel ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-131
Budget: 03/28/05 - 03/28/06

Surfaces Research proposes development of a highly durable solid lubricant coating to eliminate wear and vibration problems in liquid hydrogen turbopump gears. The cryogenic turbopumps are used in rocket engines for Air Force expendable launch vehicles. Our new coating will exceed the cryopump manufacturer's goal life of twice that of the curr...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A04-254
Budget: 01/05/05 - 07/05/05

Army vehicles require aggressive protection from rust and corrosion during long-term storage. MIL-PRF-21260 specifies a preservative/break-in oil to preserve a vehicle engine for an indefinite storage period, then drive it into service. MIL-PRF-2104 specifies a separate engine oil for in-service Army vehicles. The preservative nature of the MIL-...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF04-T018
Budget: 09/29/04 - 06/29/05

The team of Surfaces Research and the University of Florida proposes to study novel ionic liquids as lubricants for space mechanisms, MEMS devices, and electrical contacts. Ionic liquids offer unique properties of great interest to the U.S. Air Force, including ultra-low vapor pressures, extremely low friction, and electrical conductivity. W...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A02-237
Budget: 11/26/03 - 11/15/05

Surfaces Research proposes optimization and engine endurance demonstration of an innovative tribology system for Future Combat System (FCS) diesel engines. Our new extreme-temperature engine lubricant and self-lubricating cylinder liner coatings will be evaluated in NATO-cycle endurance testing. In the Phase I program, we developed the extre...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A02-237
Budget: 12/27/02 - 11/10/03

Surfaces Research proposes development of an innovative new extreme-temperature engine lubricant. We propose a high-temperature multicylinder engine test of the lubricant in a Surfaces Research engine operating at Future Combat System (FCS) conditions. The new lubricant has exceedingly long useful life at high temperature, outstanding resistance...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A00-171
Budget: 07/11/02 - 07/11/04

Surfaces Research is developing multigrade (15W40) extreme-temperature engine oils that provide superior performance and single-fluid logistic advantages for the U.S.Army Future Combat System (FCS) engine. The FCS engine operates at significantly higher temperatures for longer times than previous low-heat-rejection (LHR) engines. The Surfaces R...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A00-171
Budget: 02/16/01 - 12/14/01

The objective of this program is to develop an extreme-temperature lubricant for the U.S. Army Future Combat System (FCS) propulsion system. The system will operate at significantly higher temperatures for longer durations than today's prototype low heat rejection (LHR) diesel engines. The lubricant will be used as the engine oil, cooling fluid,...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A97-082
Budget: 04/29/99 - 04/29/01

The objective of this program is to develop an advanced tribology system for the next generation of high-output, low heat rejection (LHR) diesel engines. Engines for the U. S. Army Future Combat System will operate at significantly higher temperatures than today's prototype ZHR engines. Surfaces Research proposes a Phase II program to optimize o...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A96-095
Budget: 12/12/97 - 12/12/99

The objective of this program is to develop an integrated tri advanced low heat rejection (LHR) diesel engines. The system substantially improved high-temperature liquid lubricant, for severe conditions; improved compatible engine tribomaterials; and an on-board sensor, for direct monitoring of engine oil condition. In Phase I, we developed an ...

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