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ACTIVELY CONTROLLED GAS BEARINGS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2682
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2682
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Burton Technologies Inc
554 Pylon Drive Raleigh, NC 27606
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ACTIVELY CONTROLLED GAS BEARINGS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $191,000.00
 

Abstract:

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO PROVIDE PROTOTYPE, ACTIVELY CONTROLLED GAS BEARINGS FOR PRECISION MOVEMENT IN INSTRUMENTS AND MACHINE TOOLS. THIS WILL DRAW UPON PRELIMINARY WORK ON (1) FABRICATION, (2) DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF THE BEARING AND SUPPORTED MASS, (3) PIEZOELECTRIC VALVING AND PIEZOELECTRIC DISPLACEMENT OF THE BEARING SURFACE, AND (4) THE ADAPTATION OF A MICROPROCESSOR TO SERVE AS A CONTROLLER USING POSITION ERROR, AND STORED INFORMATION TO ACTUATE THE PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICES WITH MILLISECOND OR BETTER RESPONSE TIME. THE OBJECT IS A COMPLETE FUNCTIONING BEARING SYSTEM WITH USER-FRIENDLY INTERFACE TO FACILITATE INCORPORATION IN MACHINES BY DESIGNERS NOT SKILLED IN GAS BEARING DESIGN.

Principal Investigator:

Ralph A Burton
President
9198723923

Business Contact:


9198723923
Small Business Information at Submission:

Burton Technologies Inc.
Po Box 5676 Raleigh, NC 27650

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