System Compliant Actuation for Structural Engine Noise Remission

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL04AB14P
Agency Tracking Number: 034284
Amount: $69,516.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: A2.04
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
QorTek Inc
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204, Williamsport, PA, 17701-4183
Duns: 022856420
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ross Bird
 Principal Investigator
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Business Official
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Research Institution
The purpose of the research into ?Compliant Actuator? design will be to demonstrate to prototype level a low profile fully integrated control mechanism. This mechanism will be the first of its kind in that it enables independent multifunctionally integrated control including all i/o, processing, control and power functions in a single compliant package that uses a active piezoceramic substrate. A compliant actuator can integrate a choice of piezoceramic actuators including piezoceramic wafers, MFC?s, NASA Flex-Pak or QorTek?s Thunder bimorphs etc. as its substrate/activation component as to yield a wide variety wideband controlled actuation systems with high s/n ratio. Used as a strain actuator, it extends with internal applied voltage while bonded to the surface of a structure. Used as a bimorph actuator, it bends with applied voltage while clamped firmly at one end in response to the internal thin film sensor measurements

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