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Company Information:

Name: Active Control eXperts, Inc.
Address: 215 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02142 0122
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (617) 577-0700

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,485,239.00 19
SBIR Phase II $3,057,399.00 6

Award List:

An Active Smart Material System for Buffet Load Alleviation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenneth B. Lazarus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $51,410.00

An Active Smart Material System for Buffet Load Alleviation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenneth B. Lazarus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $675,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort investigates the use of smart materials (such as strain actuators and sensors) and modern control theory to suppress unsteady buffet loads encountered by vertical tail aircraft such as the F/A-18. The active smart material system proposed has distinct advantages over traditional… More

High-Bandwidth, Large stroke actuator fro active control applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Erik Saarmaa
Award Amount: $99,828.00

Automated Accurate Aircraft Weighing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ms. Farla M. Russo
Award Amount: $99,977.00

High-Bandwidth, Large stroke actuator fro active control applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Erik Saarmaa
Award Amount: $705,819.00
Abstract:
Active Control eXperts, Inc. (ACX) proposes to apply its expertise in actuator and control system design to high force, high bandwidth machine tool position control applications. ACX proposes to develop novel hybrid linear actuators which can operate at high loads (greater than 1000 lbs.) at high… More

Automated Dereverberated Model Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert N. Jacques , Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,429.00

Automated Accurate Aircraft Weighing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ms. Farla M. Russo
Award Amount: $200,854.00
Abstract:
Herein, an innovative aircraft weighing system based on a set of piezopolymar film pad sensors is described. The wieghing system, which would operate automatically as the aircraft taxi over it, would be unobtrusive, accurate, and reliable. These sensor pads could be integrated into the flight deck… More

Smart, Compact Packages for Vibration Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Farla Russo
Award Amount: $98,883.00
Abstract:
Herein, ACX proposes to develop compact, low cost, integrated smart packs for vibration reduction. Each package would include actuators and sensors, drive and signal conditioning electronics as well as simple controllers to yield a self standing solution to vibration problems. The electronics… More

PIEZOCERAMIC BASED ACTUATOR/SENSOR ARRAYS FOR VIBRATION CONTROL OF MACHINERY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Farla Russo , Vp, Engineering
Award Amount: $69,913.00

Buffet Control of the F-22 Using an Enhanced Distributed Actuation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald L Spangler Phd
Award Amount: $99,941.00
Abstract:
Unsteady buffet forces excite the vertical tails of aircraft flying at high angles of attack and cause excessive stress and vibration in the tail structure. This results in increased fatigue which ultimately reduces aircraft life. It has been shown by ACX that distributed piezoceramics can… More

Damage Detection in Thick Walled Composites Using Surface Mounted Piezoelectric Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ronald L. Spangler
Award Amount: $200,854.00
Abstract:
Herein ACX proposes a damage detection system based on ACX's QuickPack+ technology to combine piezoelectric actuators and sensors in a robust, easily mounted transducer package. The QuickPack encapsulates a piezoceramic with insulating flex circuit material and a simple connector. The transducer… More

High Performance Piezoceramic Coatings for Ultrasound Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Erik Saarmaa
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
ACX proposes an innovative new process for the manufacture of smart structures using a High Velocity Oxy-Fuel (HVOF) thermal spray process. This simple, multi-step process will be capable of depositing electroded piezoceramic coatings. The coatings will be poled while still hot, reducing poling… More

Advanced Conformal Piezoceramic Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jeffrey Moore
Award Amount: $59,975.00
Abstract:
ACX proposes to develop durable and reliable conformal geometry actuator packages. These packages will have the ability to operate as linear actuators for motion control applications as well as to conform to structures with curved surfaces for applications requiring induced strain actuation. These… More

PIEZOCERAMIC BASED ACTUATOR/SENSOR ARRAYS FOR VIBRATION CONTROL OF MACHINERY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Farla Russo , Vp, Engineering
Award Amount: $689,523.00

Damage Detection in Thick Walled Composites Using Surface Mounted Piezoelectric Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ronald L. Spangler
Award Amount: $99,791.00

Electronically Shunted Smart Material Damper Packages for Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Shoko Yoshikawa
Award Amount: $99,872.00
Abstract:
ACX proposes an alternate approach to damping for extreme environments, which uses an electrically shunted, surface mounted, smart material. This shunting approach has been most widely used in less extreme environments in conjunction with piezoceramic materials. The smart material is bonded to the… More

Hybrid Vibration Control Actuator Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jeffrey Moore
Award Amount: $63,091.00
Abstract:
Active Control eXperts, (ACX) Inc. proposes to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a novel hybrid vibration ccntrol actuator system capable of very precise, controllable motion. This system will combine the advantages of a capacitive actuator with feedback control capability. This system will possess… More

Smart, Adaptive Packages for Vibration Suppression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ronald Spangler
Award Amount: $99,108.00
Abstract:
In many structures with vibration problems, the nature of the problem is uncertain, or varies over time. Thus it is not possible 'a priori to design a linear, time-invariant, (LTI) feedback control law which is guaranteed to meet performance, or possibly even stability requirements over the entire… More

Piezoceramic Actuators for Torsional Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David Warkentin
Award Amount: $64,759.00

Reliable High Performance Directional Piezoceramic Actuator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David warkentin phd
Award Amount: $99,528.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Baruch Pletner, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,993.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shoko Yoshikawa, Director of Materials Research
Award Amount: $69,977.00

Adaptive structural control for space systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert 1. Jacques, PhD, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $69,772.00
Abstract:
Vibration reduction will be an important contributor to the success of future earth observing platforms. Unwanted motion in the micrometer to nanometer range must be prevented from interfering with components requiring precise alignment and pointing such as telescopes and interferometers. Active… More

Active/Passive Attenuation of Sound in Aircraft Interiors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Pletner, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $585,349.00
Abstract:
Active Control eXperts (ACX), Inc. proposes a Phase I research and development effort for the development, conceptual design, and proof-of-concept experiment of a hybrid active/passive sound attenuation system for aircraft interiors. While the attenuation of structural vibration and structure-borne… More

Active/Passive Attenuation of Sound in Aircraft Interiors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Pletner, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Active Control eXperts (ACX), Inc. proposes a Phase I research and development effort for the development, conceptual design, and proof-of-concept experiment of a hybrid active/passive sound attenuation system for aircraft interiors. While the attenuation of structural vibration and structure-borne… More