Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43GM059556-01
Amount: $107,117.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (510) 930-9043
Email: 72330.265@COMPUSERVE.COM
Research Institution
Not Available In this SBIR project, we offer an innovative solution, namely Smart Isolation Mount for Airborne Guns (SIMAG), to the weapon stabilization and fire control problem. SIMAG is composed of the optimum integration of two innovative technologies, namely Vibration Control by Confinement and smart sensor/actuator/active control systems. First, these two complementary approaches will be combined to solve the firing problem at the gun mount and turret interface location. Second, the combined approach will be applied to the gun barrel to reduce its undesired vibratory motions excited by external and internal disturbances, such as gun firing frequency. Conceivably, the proposed SIMAG approach could be designed to first passively reconfigure the distribution and propagation of excess vibrational energy (i.e., intentional confinement); and therefore, confine vibrations to certain non-critical regions within a structure. Concentrated passive, active, or smart damping elements or cancellation techniques will be applied to more effectively dissipate or cancel the trapped vibrations and to prevent an energy build up in the assembly. Such combinations will result in a significant reduction in fluctuating loads and deformations. The unique feature of our SIMAG concept is the combination of the vibration energy localization theory and smart sensor/actuator/control systems. SIMAG will make significant progress towards solving the firing control problems with very small weight and power pen

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