A holocamera for measuring response of windows and window retrofit systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAE30-01-C-1007
Agency Tracking Number: A992-2963
Amount: $728,022.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
56 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142
DUNS: 786127522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brett Masters
 Senior Engineer
 (617) 252-0660
Business Contact
 Marthinus van Schoor
Title: President
Phone: (617) 252-0660
Email: r.vaidyanathan@acrtucson.com
Research Institution
Mid¿ Technology Corporation has developed a novel method of using shape memoryalloy as a controlled, medium bandwidth actuator. This technology, ACSMART, allowsthe extremely high actuation energy density of shape memory alloy (up to 2000 J/kgfor Nitinol) to be used for mechanical control systems with frequencies up to about10 Hz. At this bandwidth, the technology is applicable to flight controlapplications, where it can dramatically reduce the weight and size of actuationmechanisms. The Phase II effort is being focused toward the development of short-lifeflight control for applications such as guided munitions. The high energy andpower density (demonstrated up to 3 kW/kg) of the material will allow for designflexibility including incorporating the actuator in the walls of the projectile, orin the fin itself. Mid¿ proposes to develop an integrated prototype actuatorincluding power, control and cooling systems to be tested in a wind tunnel by theconclusion of the program.

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