EVALUATION OF VARIOUS MICRO-ACTUATOR TECHNIQUES FOR APPLICATION IN HIGH WORK OUTPUT DEFORMABLE SURFACES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$49,941.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15298
Agency Tracking Number:
15298
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7 Wells Avenue, Newton Centre, MA, 02159
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert Briano
Principal Investigator
(617) 964-7070
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A USEFUL DEFORMABLE SURFACE WILL HAVE HIGH WORK/DENSITY RATIO REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN CONTROL OF AERODYNAMIC SURFACES. GEOCENTERS, INC. PROPOSES TO EVALUATE THREE APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES WITH WHICH IT IS FAMILIAR TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMAL ONE FOR FUTURE PROOF-OFPRINCIPLE DEMONSTRATION. THE THREE TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDE: PIEZOCERAMIC TRAVELING WAVE LINEAR ACTUATOR, PIEZOCERAMIC FLEXURAL RESONANCE DISK PNEUMATIC PUMP, AND THERMALLY AND ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN MECHANOCHEMICAL ACTUATOR GELS. GEO-CENTERS, INC. WILL DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPING A DEFORMABLE SURFACE CAPABLE OF HIGH WORK OUTPUT. IT WILL NOT ONLY HAVE APPLICATIONS IN AERODYNAMICS BUT ALSO IN ROBOTICS, PROCESS CONTROL AND MICROPOSITIONING.

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