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High Reliability Cryogenic Piezoelectric Valve Actuator

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095273
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
X8.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC
114 S.E. Parkway Ct., Suite 160 Franklin, TN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Reliability Cryogenic Piezoelectric Valve Actuator
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CB52C
Award Amount: $599,999.00
 

Abstract:

Cryogenic fluid valves are subject to harsh exposure and actuators to drive these valves require robust performance and high reliability. DSM's piezoelectric actuators offer advantages over traditional alternative actuator technology. However, in order to use piezoceramic actuators in cryogenic fluid handling applications, proof of operational reliability and improvements in thermal neutral response are required. During the Phase I, DSM experienced great successes and found multiple compelling reasons to continue into Phase II. Particular successes include: gaining access to a new piezoceramic material with superior cryogenic performance, demonstrating a flight-like vibration test survivability level for a small actuator sample set, and, development of a novel composite actuator with excellent neutral thermal response. The outcome of the Phase I yields multiple compelling reasons to continue into Phase 2. The potential for application of this actuator technology to cryogenic fluid valves is substantial with interested NASA advisors at NASA JSC, MSFC, and GRC.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Paine
Principal Investigator
6156156665
jpaine@dynamic-structures.com

Business Contact:

Jennifer D. Sturgis
Accounting&Contracts Manager
6155956665
jsturgis@dynamic-structures.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC
205 Williamson Square Franklin, TN 37064-1315

EIN/Tax ID: 621736146
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No