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Dynamic and Reconfigurable Aero-Mechanical Force Emulator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-19-P-0660
Agency Tracking Number: F191-058-2081
Amount: $149,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-058
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-20
Small Business Information
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44103
United States
DUNS: 557510336
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Opperman
 Director of Technology
 (216) 649-0399
Business Contact
 Frederick Lisy
Phone: (216) 649-0362
Research Institution

Orbital Research Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio) will execute a comprehensive analysis to develop a conceptual design for a Dynamic and Reconfigurable Aero-Mechanical Force (DaRAMF) Emulator capable of applying spatially and temporally realistic 6-DOF flight disturbances to laser beam directors ranging in size from 30cm to 1m in diameter without the use of air flow. The objective of the development effort will be to identify mechanical strategies capable of representing realistic aerodynamic forces in terms of magnitude, direction, frequency, and distribution. Further, Orbital’s proposed DaRAMF Emulator will be reconfigurable to accommodate multiple sized laser director systems and other flight hardware. In addition, the system can vary frequency, direction, magnitude, and distribution of the environmental disturbances in order to provide realistic loads. The DaRAMF Emulator will be designed to allow realistic motion responses of the test article with minimal interference to the emulator.

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