Augmented Actuation Devices for Adaptive Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0115
Agency Tracking Number: A2-1310
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: ARMY03-T04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10001 Derekwood Lane, Suite 204, Lanham, MD, 20706
DUNS: 061997029
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Chen
 Director of Advanced Technology
 (301) 577-6000
Business Contact
 Amy Hizoune
Title: VP, Finance
Phone: (301) 577-6000
Research Institution
 University of Maryland
 Monique Anderson
 Dept of Aerospace Engineering
College Park, MD, 20742
 (301) 405-6272
 Nonprofit college or university
Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi), in collaboration with the Smart Structures Laboratory of the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland (UMD), proposes to develop an innovative Active Pitch Link (APL) Technology for improved active rotor performance. The APL will exploit the superior performance characteristics of a new magnetostrictive material, GalFeNOL, and nano-particle enhanced magnetorheological (MR) fluid technology. This hybrid device efficiently marries two high-energy density electromechanical materials, GalFeNOL magnetostrictive material and magnetorheological fluids, to provide full-scale rotor control. Comprehensive analyses, optimization, and testing in a wind tunnel, hover stand, and vacuum chamber will be performed in Phase II. The end result of the Phase II program will be an experimentally-validate APL device that has been scaled to full-scale flight loads.

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