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Hybrid morphing actuators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68870
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB3-0318
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: 2004
Title: Hybrid morphing actuators
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R075
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

A novel hybrid actuator is proposed where fast response small amplitude actuator is combined with a slower high authority actuator to control the flight path of a gun launched munition. The focus of the effort will be to develop a g-hardened hybrid actuator that can be implemented at low cost to existing gun launched rounds. The fast response actuator will be based on the SmartAct technology developed for the U.S. Army and the slower high authority actuator will utilize bi-stable snap-through shape memory alloy actuators to minimize power. In Phase I, systems studies will be performed to identify requirements for a suite of munitions in the 120mm to 150mm class of munitions including rocket propelled grenades. Trade studies will evaluate various concepts against performance metrics such as weight, response time, power, enhanced flight envelope capability, cost and reliabilityPhase II will develop and fabricate a proof of flight control enhancement concept model. Wind-tunnel tests will be used to evaluate and characterize performance.

Principal Investigator:

Marthinus van Schoor
President
7813060609
tienie@mide.com

Business Contact:

Petra Botha
Chief Financial Officer
7813060609
pbotha@mide.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MIDE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000 Medford, MA 02155

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