High Thrust, Integrated Roller-Screw Actuator Using High Performance Notched-Ribbon Motor Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-05-C-4111
Agency Tracking Number: N042-157-0686
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-157
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
Small Business Information
4008 Doe Creek Drive, Floyds Knobs, IN, 47119
DUNS: 098234912
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Kelecy
 CEO & Manager
 (812) 923-6802
Business Contact
 Patrick Kelecy
Title: CEO & Manager
Phone: (812) 923-6802
Email: pat@mp-m.com
Research Institution
The Navy is seeking a high thrust, electric linear actuation technology capable of replacing the hydraulic actuators currently used aboard Navy ships. Of particular interest are devices suitable for the aircraft carrier weapons flight deck hatch and jet blast deflector. Proposed for this is a design based on a high-thrust roller-screw integrated with an innovative, high-torque motor. This motor technology is based on a dual-airgap, axial-flux, permanent-magnet machine topology and utilizes a unique notched-ribbon wave winding and flux-focused magnet arrays. The high performance provided by this design is expected to result in a high thrust electric actuator of comparable size, shape, and performance to current hydraulic technologies. The goal of this Phase I effort is to establish the feasiblity of the proposed design for Navy shipboard applications by developing a preliminary design of this concept and comparing predicted performance and physical attributes to an established set of metrics (success critera).

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