F-35 Three-Bearing Swivel Nozzle (3BSN) Door Actuator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number: N073-179-0268
Amount: $149,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-179
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
3016 Covington Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
DUNS: 161183322
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Wells
 Mgr, Engrg Services & Sr. Engr
 (765) 464-8997
Business Contact
 Eric Walters
Title: Vice President
Phone: (765) 464-8997
Email: walters@pcka.com
Research Institution
The lowered cost of maintenance, lowered weight, and reduced installation complexity of smart electric actuators continues to justify the transition from hydraulic actuation to EMAs/EHAs. This SBIR proposal will extend the advantages of EMA technology into high-temperature, high-vibration applications with a first commercialization target being the JSF F35 Lightning II aircraft platform. During the SBIR Phases I research, PCKA will collaborate with NAVAIR and Lockheed Martin to establish the actuator requirements. Once the requirements are defined, PCKA will identify suitable actuator architectures for the application and then optimize the design in terms of weight, reliability, maintainability, manufacturability, and cost. Key design constraints will be the thermal and vibration environment which may necessitate the use of specific motor technologies, high-temperature wire insulation, lubrication, and electronics. In Phase II, PCKA will fabricate a prototype of the optimal design and perform qualification tests including EMI/EMC, vibration, shock, and altitude. If successful, developed technologies will ultimately transition to DoD programs under a Phase III contract.

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