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Innovative Piezoelectric Air Pump Manufacturing Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78376
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-MT5-4323
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC
114 S.E. Parkway Ct., Suite 160 Franklin, TN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Innovative Piezoelectric Air Pump Manufacturing Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00164-06-C-6050
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC (DSM) proposes an innovative manufacturing technology for piezoelectric air pumps. The novel approach for manufacturing will take piezoelectric pumps, which have been generally designed and manufactured using a hand intensive process, from a laboratory stage to a production ready stage. Bringing the piezoelectric pump to a production stage will make them valuable as compact, efficient and quiet air-flow pumps for the emerging fuel cell market. Piezoelectric drive pumps have significant advantages over conventional electromagnetic driven pump technologies in the area of weight, reliability and low acoustic signature. The pump design will gain its "smarts" by incorporating an on board micro-controller to coordinate the pumping control and monitor flow output. The manufacturing improvements will focus on less expensive machining and production methods for compact flexure based mechanisms and assembly methods for reducing the hand intensive processes used in traditional piezoelectric device assembly.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Paine
CHIEF MANAGER
6155956665
jpaine@dynamic-structures.com

Business Contact:

Murray Johns
V.P. OF OPERATIONS
6155956665
info@dynamic-structures.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DYNAMIC STRUCTURES & MATERIALS, LLC
205 Williamson Square Franklin, TN 37064

EIN/Tax ID: 621736146
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No