System Compliant Actuation for Structural Engine Noise Remission

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,516.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNL04AB14P
Agency Tracking Number:
034284
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QorTek Inc
2400 Reach Road, Suite 204, Williamsport, PA, 17701-4183
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
022856420
Principal Investigator:
Ross Bird
Principal Investigator
(570) 322-2700
rbird@qortek.com
Business Contact:
Cathy Brooke
Business Official
(570) 322-2700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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