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SMA Active Rotor Trim Tab

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68143
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0031
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: SMA Active Rotor Trim Tab
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-04-C-0038
Award Amount: $119,976.00
 

Abstract:

Mid¿ proposes to build an on-blade active trim tab using Shape Memory Alloys. SMAs are active materials that undergo a phase change from martensitic to austenitic form when heated. The materials can be trained to a specific shape in the austenitic phase. When heated, the material will recover the trained shape. Since the modulus in the austenitic phase is relatively high, the force exerted is large. The specific energy in the device is very high, and the form factor is small, since the actuator consists in essence of a wire bundle. The proposed actuator is a self-locking device so that no power is required to hold a trim tab set point, and the failure modes are benign. A fixed-frame control system is used to set tab position, so that the system requires no fixed/rotating frame data transfer.

Principal Investigator:

Carl Blaurock
Senior Engineer
7813060609
carl@mide.com

Business Contact:

Petra Botha
Chief Financial Officer
7813060609
petra@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