STRUCTURE VIBRATION CONTROLLER BASED ON SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE TECHNOLOGY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9020
Amount: $49,696.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Quan-scan Inc
77 N Oak Knoll Ave - #114, Pasadena, CA, 91101
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR PAUL E WEST
 (818) 795-1163
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE AIR FORCE SEEKS ADVANCED DEVICES, ALGORITHMS, AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING STRUCTURES IN SPACE. THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY OF SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPY (STM) IS CAPABLE OF IMAGING SURFACES TO ATOMIC RESOLUTION IN AMBIENT ATMOSPHERE. QUAN-SCAN PROPOSES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A HIGHLY SENSITIVE VIBRATION CONTROLLER BASED ON STM TECHNOLOGY AND PIEZOCERAMICS FOR SPACE STRUCTURES. STM-BASED VIBRATION SENSORS AND CONTROLLERS ARE EXPECTED TO EXHIBIT HIGH SENSITIVITY, LARGE DYNAMIC RANGE, A FREQUENCY RESPONSE FROM DC TO SEVERAL HUNDRED KHZ, AND THEY PROMISE TO BE SMALLER, MORE COMPACT, MORE RUGGED, LESS POWER CONSUMING, AND LESS COSTLY THAN EXISTING SYSTEMS.

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