USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Self-contained Thin Multilayer Setback Piezo Generators for Powering Smart Fuzes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4307
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-032
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
M-MECH DEFENSE, INC.
200 INNOVATION BLVD. Suite 155 STATE COLLEGE, PA -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Self-contained Thin Multilayer Setback Piezo Generators for Powering Smart Fuzes
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0148
Award Amount: $729,796.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposal is to develop an innovative thin-multilayer setback piezoelectric generator (TM-SPG) to provide inertial harvested power for spin stabilized small-and-medium-caliber fuzing. The novel device introduces the key benefit of the thin-multilayer piezoelectric technology to meet the current needs of fuze electronics (i.e. high capacitance, low output voltage and high energy density) while providing a robust package to eliminate handling effects and facilitate the integration with the fuze electronics. During Phase I we have assessed and demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of the novel SPG technology. Proof-of-concept models and experimental data have proven the feasibility of meeting the energy density goals of the program, i.e. 40mJ/cm3, using optimization of existing technologies and futuristic designs. Phase II objective is to deliver a robust, design optimized, TM-SPG to meet Armys smart fuzing requirements for 25mm to 40mm caliber ammunition. Safety will be demonstrated by testing the unit under the MIL-STD-331 requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Alfredo V. Carazo
CTO
(814) 861-5688
avc@mmech.com

Business Contact:

Alfredo V. Carazo
CTO
(814) 861-5688
avc@mmech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M-MECH DEFENSE, INC
200 INNOVATION BLVD. Suite 155 STATE COLLEGE, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 264103617
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No