NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 17-2 S4.04-9333
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX17CC40P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Extreme Environments Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE: Large Area Diamond Tribological Surfaces with Negligible Wear in Extreme Environments

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Diamond Materials, Inc.
23 Brahms Court
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 - 8038
(570) 730-4108

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Oleg A Voronov
oavoronov@aol.com
23 Brahms Court
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 - 8038
(570) 730-4108

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Oleg A Voronov
oavoronov@aol.com
23 Brahms Court
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 - 8038
(570) 730-4108

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Extreme Environments Technology is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

In Phase I we demonstrated a methodology for processing large area diamond-hardfaced composites for tribological surfaces and bearings. Sliding experiments showed low friction and wear of the superhard-faced composites at both low and high temperatures. The measured wear against sand and dust was so low that it could not be detected. In contrast, all other tested materials experienced rapid abrasive wear. Most importantly, a low-cost method to produce large area fabric reinforced diamond composites for tribological applications has been developed. The primary trust of Phase II will be to optimize the processing technology for producing tribological surfaces and bearings, and to evaluate their performance in extreme environments, such as that encountered in high temperature exploration of Venus. We will continue to collaborate with NASA and industrial partners to optimize and scale the new processing technology, and to fabricate prototype bearings for performance testing at NASA’s test facility. Hence NASA will acquire patented technology and qualified supplier of superhard-faced composite bearings to operate in extreme planetary environments.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
In addition to high performance bearings, potential applications include diamond substrates for radiation-resistant electronic equipment, silicon-based circuits and chips.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Since the superhard-faced composites that we are developing and optimizing experience low wear in hot corrosive environments, and are relatively inexpensive to produce, they can be used in reciprocating engines, rotary engines, rock drill bits, high-speed machining, and many other applications.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Simulation & Modeling
Structures
Tribology

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