Standardized High Temperature Actuator Interface

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$853,473.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0273
Award Id:
75058
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-012-0313
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500, Cleveland, OH, 44103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
557510336
Principal Investigator:
Mike Willett
Project Engineer
(216) 649-0399
willett@orbitalresearch.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Snyder II
Vice President, Administr
(216) 649-0399
snyder@orbitalresearch.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aircraft with sensors that monitor the output of actuators will benefit greatly from distributed electronic interface modules integrated close to the sensor. These benefits include improved performance and reliability as well as reduced total ownership cost and the ability to provide an open systems interface to a myriad of different sensors. The modules provide a digital interface, thereby improving noise immunity and system response. However, the use of distributed electronic interface modules is limited due to the extreme temperature environments the electronics must survive. Orbital Research Inc is proposing the development of a high temperature electronics module that will interface with many common sensors. The module will communicate on a standard CAN BUS. Operation will be guaranteed up to 400ºF, and will be implemented using an ASIC to reduce component count, increase reliability, and decrease cost. The Phase I program demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed design and validated performance with laboratory testing. The Phase II effort will complete the engineering design and fabrication of the electronics interfaces and demonstrate effective performance on a variety of sensors under real life conditions, readying the system for Phase III procurement.

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