Near-Net Shaped Fabrication of High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-03-M-0331
Agency Tracking Number: N033-0248
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
DUNS: 167433531
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raffi Sahul
 Team Leader
 (703) 560-1371
Business Contact
 T. Sudarshan
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (703) 560-1371
Research Institution
 Monique Anderson
 Lee Building
College Park, MD, 20742
 (301) 405-6269
 Nonprofit college or university
V-22 Osprey is a dual mode aircraft with tiltrotor capabilities for transition between hover and cruise mode operation. During the transition between modes, the aerodynamics of V-22 varies continuously. Various researchers are currently utilizing the shapememory behavior of SMAs to reconfigure the shape of the blade during flight, thus maximizing aerodynamic efficiency for each flight mode. The US Navy is interested in developing and characterizing high transition temperature SMA for actuation at elevatedtemperatures. In this Phase I STTR, Materials Modification Inc proposes to develop a near-net shape fabrication methodology for high temperature SMAs with austenite transition temperatures above 100 0C. To demonstrate the feasibility, laboratory scalespecimens will be fabricated and characterized mechanically and thermally for the shape memory behavior. Defense: High temperature Shape memory alloy actuators for V-22 Osprey Other commercial applications include SMA for positioning, vibration control and compact actuation

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