Cost Effective Growth of High Temperature Piezoelectrics for Adaptive Flow Control Actuators

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC05CA90C
Agency Tracking Number: 040051
Amount: $98,873.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: T3.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2820 East College Ave Suite J, State College, PA, 16801-7548
DUNS: 782683007
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Rehrig
 Principal Investigator
 (814) 238-7485
 paul@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Wesley Hackenberger
Title: President
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Email: wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution
 The Pennsylvania State University
 Robert Killoren
 150 Materials Research Laboratory
Unversity Park, PA, 16802
 (814) 865-1645
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
TRS Technologies, Inc. in collaboration with The Pennsylvania State University propose to develop new families of high temperature piezoelectric materials for adaptive engine control. The identification, synthesis and characterization of these new materials will enable the design of new high temperature piezoelectric active flow control actuators that may enable dramatic increases in the efficiency of revolutionary alternative propulsion system concepts or the concept designs themselves. Specifically, the objective of the program is to identify materials for high authority (d33 ? 400 pC/N) piezoelectric actuators for fuel flow control in gas turbine engines. The high strain, high force actuators will be operational in the range of 600?1200oF with 1 to 10 kHz capabilities. This will be achieved by synthesizing new piezoelectric in both textured ceramic and single crystal form. The focus will be to use cost effectives methods to produce either textured microstructures or single crystal materials that lend themselves to domain engineering for enhanced piezoelectric performance at elevated temperatures.

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