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
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15298
Amount: $49,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Geo-centers Inc
7 Wells Avenue, Newton Centre, MA, 02159
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Briano
 Principal Investigator
 (617) 964-7070
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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