High Authority Fuel Flow Actuator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-C-2232
Agency Tracking Number: 011PR-2124
Amount: $749,604.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
200 Boston Avenue Suite 2500, Medford, MA, 02155
DUNS: 786127522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brett Masters
 Vice President
 (781) 306-0609
Business Contact
 Petra Botha
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 306-0609
Email: petra@mide.com
Research Institution
"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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