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SHOCK-RESISTANT CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9925
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9925
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Memory Metals Inc.
83 Keeler Ave Norwalk, CT 06854
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: SHOCK-RESISTANT CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,488.00
 

Abstract:

TRANSIENT SHOCKS CAN CAUSE NUISANCE TRIPPING OF CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND INTERRUPT THE POWER SUPPLY VITAL TO COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT. SHOCK-RESISTANT STABILITY OF CIRCUIT BREAKER COMPONENTS CAN BE IMPROVED BY UTILIZING THE SUPERIOR MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY. THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A SHAPE MEMORY ACTUATED MECHANISM IS EXPECTED TO SHOW LARGE IMPROVEMENTS TO SHOCK RESISTANCE WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER THEMO-MECHANICAL DEVICES. THE PERSONNEL CHOSEN FOR THIS PROJECT ARE SPECIALISTS IN THE DESIGN OF SHAPE MEMORY DEVICES AND MECHANISMS AND HAVE EXPERIENCE IN CIRCUIT BREAKER DESIGN. MARINE, AEROSPACE, TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE INDUSTRIES SHARE A NEED FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF SHOCK-RESISTANT CIRCUIT BREAKER MECHANISMS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr L Mcd Schetky
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Memory Metals Inc
83 Keller Ave Norwalk, CT 06854

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