High Authority Fuel Flow Actuator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,604.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F33615-02-C-2232
Agency Tracking Number:
011PR-2124
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corp.
200 Boston Avenue Suite 2500, Medford, MA, 02155
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
786127522
Principal Investigator:
Brett Masters
Vice President
(781) 306-0609
brett@mide.com
Business Contact:
Petra Botha
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 306-0609
petra@mide.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"The proposed device is a High-bandwidth, Authority, Fuel Flow Actuator (HAFFA). The design stems from a systems perspective, including power electronics, mass & volumetrically efficient driving mechanism, preferential failure modes, and thermally tolerantoperation. Our solution leverages innovations in flow, mechanical packaging, electromechanical and power transfer efficiency to yield a robust performance device for combustion control. The actuator targets the problem of controlling pressure fluctuationsand heat release profiles in aircraft engines. Specifically, it focuses on eliminating unwanted fluctuations through high bandwidth modulation of the fuel. The results of controlling unwanted fluctuations are improved component affordability, improvedcombustion efficiency, and potentially reduced pollutant emissions."

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