Self-contained Thin Multilayer Setback Piezo Gener

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$119,793.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-10-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-032-1865
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-032
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
M-MECH DEFENSE, INC
200 INNOVATION BLVD. SUITE 155, STATE COLLEGE, PA, 16803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004526611
Principal Investigator
 Alfredo Vazquez Carazo
 CEO/President
 (814) 861-5688
 avc@mmech.com
Business Contact
 ALFREDO VAZQUEZ CARAZO
Title: CEO/President
Phone: (814) 861-5688
Email: avc@mmech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative thin-multilayer setback piezoelectric generator (TM-SPG) to provide inertial harvested power for spin stabilized small-and-medium-caliber fuzing. The novel setback generator uses the characteristics of piezoelectric materials to harvest the firing acceleration. The unit will be manufactured using advanced thin-layer multilayer tape-casting production to deliver a high capacitance, low voltage, powerful and compact power source. The novel generator will be integrated in a housing containing the piezoelectric active material, the setback mass and output pins for easy modular connection with the fuze electronics. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of the novel TM-SPG technology. Proof of the concept models will show, through practical evaluation and through use of both physical based calculations and coupled-physics based finite element analyses (FEA), the potential energy density levels achievable. Phase II is to deliver a robust, design optimized, TM-SPG using the specific Army fuze requirements for 25mm to 40mm caliber ammunition. Safety will be demonstrated by testing the unit under the MIL-STD-331 requirements.

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