Morphing High Temperature Shape Memory Alloy Actuators for Hypersonic Projectiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0181
Agency Tracking Number: N054-013-0232
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T013
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000, Medford, MA, 02155
DUNS: 786127522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marthinus van Schoor
 (781) 306-0609
Business Contact
 Petra Botha
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 306-0609
Research Institution
 Kurt Maute
 Center for Aerospace Structure, Room ECAE 183, Campus Box 42
Boulder, CO, 80309
 (303) 735-2103
 Nonprofit college or university
Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) materials present unique benefits to the control and stabilization of hypersonic projectiles. Midé and the University of Colorado at Boulder is proposing to exploit these benefits of SMA materials for the control of hypersonic projectile by developing and analyzing concepts that will achieve desired flight control characteristics within the aero-thermal environment. The University of Colorado at Boulder brings substantial experience in the fields of aeroelasticity and the shape optimization of aero-surfaces undergoing fluid-structure interaction phenomena. The Boulder team will help to develop, analyze and optimize the aero-surface actuator concepts. Midé's strength is its experience with morphing fins and structures obtained through programs with the U.S. Army and DARPA.Phase I will addresses important questions regarding the feasibility of the innovation. Phase I will develop requirements, establish material characteristics of high-temperature shape memory alloys and prepare performance studies of a number of concepts. A successful Phase I would reduce the technical risk and allow Phase II to develop (detail design and fabrication) and demonstrate a prototype or prototypes of flight control actuators for the flight control and stabilization of hypersonic projectiles.

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