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Solid State Active Trim Tab (SSATT)

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 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Solid State Active Trim Tab (SSATT)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-05-C-0003
Award Amount: $729,925.00
 

Abstract:

Mid¿ proposes an automatic active trim tab solution that will significantly reduce the maintenance effort and cost of helicopter rotor track and balancing (RT&B) process, as well as minimize airframe vibrations. Mid¿'s trim tab adjustment system may be performed automatically without maintenance. A major Phase I contribution was the development of a technically feasible Solid-State Active Trim Tab that holds several key advantages over hinged tabs studied by other researchers. The Solid-State tab is significantly lighter in weight and less sensitive to centrifugal loads. The Solid-State tab will minimize the additional mass behind the helicopter blade's elastic axis and with its smooth shape its aerodynamic performance will be substantially better! In Phase II Mid¿ will further develop the Phase I Solid-State concept through two prototype iterations. An eight-foot diameter prototype will be designed, fabricated and tested structurally in a windtunnel and on a whirl stand. The second prototype will be a section of a full-scale blade. This prototype will ensure that the innovation can be integrated on a full-scale blade while withstanding the harsh helicopter-loading environment. Sikorsky Helicopter, a Phase II sub-contractor, will provide relevant helicopter blade tracking and trimming engineering experience and assist with transitioning the technology.

Principal Investigator:

Marthinus Schoor
President
7813060609
tienie@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