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ACTIVE MAGNETIC VIBRATION ISOLATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
4338
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4338
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ACTIVE MAGNETIC VIBRATION ISOLATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

MANY PRECISION POINTING AND TRACKING SYSTEMS OPERATE IN VIBRATION ENVIRONMENTS THAT REQUIRE VIBRATION ISOLATION TO CHIEVE DESIRED PERFORMANCE. ACTIVE VIBRATION ISOLATION SYSTEMS UTILIZING HIGH-FORCE CAPABILITY, NONLINEAR MAGNETIC ACTUATORS ARE A PROMISING MEANS OF ACHIEVING THE REQUIRED HIGH PERFORMANCE VIBRATION ISOLATION. THEIR DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTIC INCLUDE HIGH BANDWIDTH, HIGH-FORCE CAPABILITY, STABILITY, HIGH EFFICIENCY, MULTI-AXIS CAPABILITY, AND EASE OF INTEGRATION WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS. THE KEY AREAS OF RESEARCH INVOLVE THE INHERENTLY NONLINEAR NATURE OF THE HIGH-FORCE CAPABILITY ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATORS, BECAUSE THE NONLINEARITIES INCREASE THE COMPLEXITY OF MODELLING, ESTIMATING, AND CONTROLLING THE PLANT. THE DESIGN OF THE CONTROLLER, INCLUDING AN ESTIMATOR, IS ESSENTIAL FOR ACHIEVING THE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC VIBRATION ISOLATION SYSTEMS. RESEARCH TO DEVELOP THIS TECHNOLOGY FOR A SINGLE-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM SYSTEM HAS BEEN INITIATED AS JOINT PROGRAM WITH SATCON AND MIT PERSONNEL. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WOULD EXPAND THIS RESEARCH AND TO A SYSTEM WITH SIX-DEGREESOF-FREEDOM.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce G. Johnson
6176610541

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Satcon Technology Corp
71 Rogers St. Cambridge, MA 02142

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