High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys for Useful Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,180.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-05-C-0158
Agency Tracking Number:
01SB1-0024
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TINI ALLOY CO.
1619 Neptune Drive, San Leandro, CA, 94577
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
155502651
Principal Investigator:
A. Johnson
President
(510) 483-9676
david@tinialloy.com
Business Contact:
Valsa Farlow
General Business Manager
(510) 483-9676
vfarlow@tinialloy.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A new material presents an opportunity for very compact storage of mechanical energy. Single crystal superelastic copper-based alloys fabricated by the Stepanov method can have transition temperatures ranging from -190 to +250 deg C, and all have recoverable strain of 9% and more. In the proposed R&D project these alloys in the form of wires are combined with proprietary differential-pulley mechanisms to provide thousands of joules of mechanical enery delivered at constant force.

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