Project Announcement: Spherical Bearing Liner Integrity Evaluation Initiative

The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a nondestructive solution utilizing resonance frequency technology to measure and track liner wear within a plain spherical bearing.

The overall goal is for an industry partner to develop a resonance frequency technology solution that provides a consistent, accurate measure of the plain spherical bearing liner thickness that supports a condition-based maintenance philosophy. In addition, the industry partner will provide software, instruments, and training to support this effort.

If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.

Interested Submissions Due by 12/5/23.

We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).