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Self-contained Thin Multilayer Setback Piezo Gener

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92130
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-032-1865
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
M-MECH DEFENSE, INC.
200 INNOVATION BLVD. Suite 155 STATE COLLEGE, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Self-contained Thin Multilayer Setback Piezo Gener
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-10-C-0045
Award Amount: $69,951.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative thin-multilayer setback piezoelectric generator (TM-SPG) to provide inertial harvested power for spin stabilized small-and-medium-caliber fuzing. The novel setback generator uses the characteristics of piezoelectric materials to harvest the firing acceleration. The unit will be manufactured using advanced thin-layer multilayer tape-casting production to deliver a high capacitance, low voltage, powerful and compact power source. The novel generator will be integrated in a housing containing the piezoelectric active material, the setback mass and output pins for easy modular connection with the fuze electronics. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of the novel TM-SPG technology. Proof of the concept models will show, through practical evaluation and through use of both physical based calculations and coupled-physics based finite element analyses (FEA), the potential energy density levels achievable. Phase II is to deliver a robust, design optimized, TM-SPG using the specific Army fuze requirements for 25mm to 40mm caliber ammunition. Safety will be demonstrated by testing the unit under the MIL-STD-331 requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Alfredo Vazquez carazo
CEO/President
8148615688
avc@mmech.com

Business Contact:

Alfredo Vazquez carazo
CEO/President
8148615688
avc@mmech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M-MECH DEFENSE, INC.
200 INNOVATION BLVD. SUITE 155 STATE COLLEGE, PA 16803

EIN/Tax ID: 264103617
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No