SHOCK-RESISTANT CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,488.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9925
Agency Tracking Number:
9925
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
83 Keller Ave, Norwalk, CT, 06854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr L Mcd Schetky
(203) 853-9777
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TRANSIENT SHOCKS CAN CAUSE NUISANCE TRIPPING OF CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND INTERRUPT THE POWER SUPPLY VITAL TO COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT. SHOCK-RESISTANT STABILITY OF CIRCUIT BREAKER COMPONENTS CAN BE IMPROVED BY UTILIZING THE SUPERIOR MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY. THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A SHAPE MEMORY ACTUATED MECHANISM IS EXPECTED TO SHOW LARGE IMPROVEMENTS TO SHOCK RESISTANCE WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER THEMO-MECHANICAL DEVICES. THE PERSONNEL CHOSEN FOR THIS PROJECT ARE SPECIALISTS IN THE DESIGN OF SHAPE MEMORY DEVICES AND MECHANISMS AND HAVE EXPERIENCE IN CIRCUIT BREAKER DESIGN. MARINE, AEROSPACE, TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE INDUSTRIES SHARE A NEED FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF SHOCK-RESISTANT CIRCUIT BREAKER MECHANISMS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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