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Augmented Actuation Devices for Adaptive Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68383
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-1310
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: Augmented Actuation Devices for Adaptive Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0115
Award Amount: $749,999.00
 

Abstract:

Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi), in collaboration with the Smart Structures Laboratory of the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland (UMD), proposes to develop an innovative Active Pitch Link (APL) Technology for improved active rotor performance. The APL will exploit the superior performance characteristics of a new magnetostrictive material, GalFeNOL, and nano-particle enhanced magnetorheological (MR) fluid technology. This hybrid device efficiently marries two high-energy density electromechanical materials, GalFeNOL magnetostrictive material and magnetorheological fluids, to provide full-scale rotor control. Comprehensive analyses, optimization, and testing in a wind tunnel, hover stand, and vacuum chamber will be performed in Phase II. The end result of the Phase II program will be an experimentally-validate APL device that has been scaled to full-scale flight loads.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Chen
Director of Advanced Technology
3015776000
chenp@technosci.com

Business Contact:

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

TECHNO-SCIENCES, INC.
10001 Derekwood Lane, Suite 204 Lanham, MD 20706

EIN/Tax ID: 952954785
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Maryland
Dept of Aerospace Engineering
College Park, MD 20742
Contact: Monique Anderson
Contact Phone: (301) 405-6272
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university