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Electro-mechanical actuators and tunable reflectors based on carbon nanotubes

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66947
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022872
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Altair Center, Llc.
1 Chartwell Circle Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Electro-mechanical actuators and tunable reflectors based on carbon nanotubes
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS3-03054
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

ALTAIR Center proposes to develop a new class of nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) based on carbon nanotubes operating at low control voltages. The proposed system consists of thin film of an appropriate solid-state material sandwiched between two nanolayers of carbon nanotubes embedded into a special matrix. The device takes advantage of recently demonstrated effect of elongation or contraction of the single-walled carbon nanotubes as a result of injection of charges of different polarity. The thin film NEMS fabricated in such a way may be used in various nano-electro-mechanical devices, artificial muscles, electrical actuators, thin film reflectors with variable focus, etc. In Phase I of this project we will perform technology development and will prove feasibility of the proposed concept by fabricating a model actuator and demonstrating its performance. In Phase II the technology will be completely optimized and applied to fabrication of Prototype NEMS devices based on carbon NT, such as efficient low-voltage actuators and reflectors with variable focal distance for immediate implementation in current and future NASA missions.

Principal Investigator:

Serge Krivoshlykov
Principal Investigator
5088455349
altairctr@aol.com

Business Contact:

Serge Krivoshlykov
President
5088455349
altairctr@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALTAIR Center, LLC
1 Chartwell Circle Shrewsbury, MA 01545

EIN/Tax ID: 742867536
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No