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Cryogenic Fluid Transfer Components Using Single Crystal Piezoelectric Actuators

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90757
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085442
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Cryogenic Fluid Transfer Components Using Single Crystal Piezoelectric Actuators
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CE60P
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

Cryogenic fluid transfer components using single crystal piezoelectric actuators are proposed to enable low thermal mass, minimal heat leak, low power consumption and fast response for cryogenic fluid transfer and handling systems to support NASA Lunar Lander, Ground Operations, Ares, and Lunar Surface Systems programs. Single crystal piezoelectrics are attractive because they exhibit 3 to 5 times the strain as conventional piezoelectric ceramics, have very low strain hysteresis, and retain excellent piezoelectric performance at cryogenic temperatures. Low voltage, low profile, highly efficient single crystal piezoelectric actuators including stack actuators, unimorph/bimorph benders and flextensional actuators will be designed, fabricated and characterized at temperature of 20 K -300 K. A fluid valve incorporating single crystal actuators will be prototyped for flow control experiments.

Principal Investigator:

Xiaoning Jiang
Principal Investigator
8142387485
xiaoning@trstechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Xiaoning Jiang
Vice President
8142387485
xiaoning@trstechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251637806
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No