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High Temperature Piezoelectric Systems for Actuators and Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
47501
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0570
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High Temperature Piezoelectric Systems for Actuators and Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG6001C0052
Award Amount: $749,929.00
 

Abstract:

Ceramic materials with the general formula (1-x)Bi(Me)O3-xPbTiO3 (Me = Sc, In, Yb, or Fe) have been shown to have Curie temperatures ranging from 450 to >600¿C, 100 to > 250¿C higher than the highest temperature PZT compositions. Furthermore, theBi(Me)-PT materials have room temperature piezoelectric properties equivalent to those of Type I and II PZT's, the materials of choice for temperature stable sensor and actuator applications. The new materials are expected to be beneficial for automotive,aerospace, or well drilling applications where devices such as piezoelectric fuel injectors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, or acoustic transducers are currently performance limited by the maximum operating temperature of PZT (<200¿C).For the Phase II program production of Bi(Me)-PT ceramics will be scaled up to pilot levels (500 to 1000 kg of powder per year and/or 1000 to 2000 3

Principal Investigator:

Paul W. Rehrig
Research Scientist
8142387485
pwr@trsceramics.com

Business Contact:

Wesley Hackenberger
General Manager
8142387485
wshlbh2@trsceramics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRS CERAMICS, INC.
2820 East College Avenue, Suite J State College, PA 16801

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