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Actuator Design and Development for Optimized CIC Audio

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72844
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-057-1874
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adaptive Technologies, Inc.
2020 Kraft Drive Suite 3040 Blacksburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Actuator Design and Development for Optimized CIC Audio
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-6570
Award Amount: $99,835.00
 

Abstract:

Advancements in subminiature earphone drivers are sought to provide desired improvements in active noise reduction (ANR) earplug attenuation magnitudes and bandwidth. Prior investigations have illustrated a need for improvements in frequency response, sound power output, geometrical configurations, and ease of manufacturing for drivers that are optimized for military ANR earplug applications. This Phase I program begins with theoretical descriptions of existing earphone driver parameters, followed by further investigations of specific conceptual improvements described herein. All Phase I program objectives seek to identify advanced earphone driver designs that are feasible, with low-risk paths to reasonable-cost manufacturing methods. The success of the program will rely on ATI's extensive experience designing completely-in-the-canal ANR earplugs. Past development work has led to precise information about desired open-loop earphone driver frequency response characteristics that will optimize the closed-loop attenuation performance. This information will be used in considering new advancements in electromagnetic and piezoceramic earphone driver concept designs, with an initial prototype available at the end of the Phase I program.

Principal Investigator:

Andre Goldstein
Research Scientist
5409511284
andre@adaptivetechinc.com

Business Contact:

Michael Vaudrey
Vice President
5409511284
mike@adaptivetechinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 3040 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541688539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No