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Active Control Rotor Using No Swashplate

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
62960
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-1416
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Active Control Rotor Using No Swashplate
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-05-C-0007
Award Amount: $729,999.00
 

Abstract:

Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSI), in collaboration with the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD) and The Boeing Company, propose to systematically analyze, develop, and test a primary rotor system based on trailing-edge flaps actuated by Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy (MSMA) materials. In our Phase I laboratory testing and evaluation efforts, we have determined that MSMA, comprising single crystal, martensite, NiMnGa materials, possesses sufficient stroke, force, and frequency response (up to 6% strain, 7 N, and 300Hz, respectively) to actuate on-blade trailing-edge flaps for primary rotor control. This new material will be exploited to develop a swashplateless flight control (primary flight control and secondary vibration control) concept for U.S. Army helicopters, such as the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Chen
Principal Investigator
3015776000
chenp@technosci.com

Business Contact:

Amy Hizoune
Vice President, Finance
3015776000
hizounea@technosci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNO-SCIENCES, INC.
10001 Derekwood Lane Lanham, MD 20706

EIN/Tax ID: 520956951
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No