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TERFENOL-D Lamination Process Cost Reduction

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
40451
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40451
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Etrema Products, Inc.
2500 N. Loop Drive Ames, IA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: TERFENOL-D Lamination Process Cost Reduction
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,988.00
 

Abstract:

All high performance TERFENOL-D sonar devices require the drivers to be laminated for eddy current control. The process of laminating TERFENOL-D to present interlamina resistivity requirements results in low yields due to considerable material loss and is, therefore, a wasteful process. The objective of this program is to define and experimentally verify accurate interlamina resistivity levels for high performance TERFENOL-D drivers which also ensure acceptable power losses. Phase I will conclusively prove analytical theory which predicts relative independence of driver performance upon lamina conductivity. Proving that existing requirements can be safely relaxed, will have an immediate effect on TERFENOL-D high performance sonar driver yields resulting in almost 50% cost reduction.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Julie Slaughter
5152966826

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

ETREMA PRODUCTS, INC.
2500 North Loop Drive Ames, IA 50010

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