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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$98,873.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNC05CA90C
Agency Tracking Number:
040051
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
T3.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics Inc
2820 East College Ave Suite J, State College, PA, 16801-7548
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782683007
Principal Investigator:
Paul Rehrig
Principal Investigator
(814) 238-7485
paul@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Wesley Hackenberger
President
(814) 238-7485
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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