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Mechanized Skins for Morphing Aircraft Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77894
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-013-0280
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Mechanized Skins for Morphing Aircraft Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0132
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

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 mechanized skin technology for large-scale area changes in morphing UAVs. The pneumatically driven morphing skin (PDMS) system will exploit superior performance characteristics of McKibben actuators, in conjunction with a new deformable and passive material, compliant matrix composite (CMC), to produce a morphing system capable of large, sustainable deformations. This proposed device efficiently marries a novel skin material with a high force and high stroke pneumatic artificial muscle (PAM) to establish a foundation for mechanized skins for morphing aircraft structures.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Chen
Principal Investigator
2407900608
chenp@technosci.com

Business Contact:

Amy P. Hizoune
VP, Finance
2407900609
aph@technosci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNO-SCIENCES, INC.
11785 Beltsville Drive, 9th Floor Beltsville, MD 20705

EIN/Tax ID: 952954785
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MARYLAND
Dept of Aerospace Engineering
College Park, MD 20742
Contact: Norman Wereley
Contact Phone: (301) 405-1927
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university