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F-35 Three-Bearing Swivel Nozzle (3BSN) Door Actuator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
82921
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-179-0268
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-179
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100 West Lafayette, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: F-35 Three-Bearing Swivel Nozzle (3BSN) Door Actuator
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-10-C-0038
Award Amount: $749,994.00
 

Abstract:

The lowered cost of maintenance, lowered weight, and reduced installation complexity of smart electric actuators continues to justify the transition from hydraulic actuation to EMAs/EHAs. This SBIR proposal will extend the advantages of EMA technology into high-temperature, high-vibration applications with a first commercialization target being the JSF F35 Lightning II aircraft platform. During the SBIR Phase I research, PCKA collaborated with NAVAIR and Lockheed Martin to establish the actuator requirements, identified a suitable actuator architecture for the application, and optimized the design in terms of weight, reliability, maintainability, manufacturability, and cost. Key design constraints included the thermal and vibration environment that drove the use of specific motor technologies, high-temperature wire insulation, lubrication, and electronics. In Phase II, PCKA will fabricate a prototype of the optimal design and perform functional and qualification tests. If successful, developed technologies will ultimately transition to DoD programs under a Phase III contract.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Wells
Director, Engineering Ser
(765) 464-8997
wells@pcka.com

Business Contact:

Eric Walters
Vice President
(765) 464-8997
walters@pcka.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100 West Lafayette, IN -

EIN/Tax ID: 351581545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No