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Tunable Passive Vibration Absorber

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
40538
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40538
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corporation
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000 Medford, MA 02155-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Tunable Passive Vibration Absorber
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,014.00
 

Abstract:

An adaptive passive vibration absorber prototype based on a electrically shunted piezoelectrics is proposed. The vibration absorber comprises of sensing, signal processing, electrical impedance and actuation subsystems. The sensing subsystem provides reference signals for the adaptation algorithm. Modern signal processing techniques, visa vi. the discrete wavelet transform, are used to generate the commands that update programmable electrical impedance characteristics that passive couple to the structural actuation system. Actuation is provided either by Piezo Fiber Composites, a promising recent development in piezoelectric actuation, or appropriately arranged stack actuators.

Principal Investigator:

Brett Masters
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

MIDE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
247 Third St. Cambridge, MA 02141

EIN/Tax ID: 043066318
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No