High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys for Useful Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-0158
Agency Tracking Number: 01SB1-0024
Amount: $749,180.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2001
Solicitation Topic Code: SB011-003
Solicitation Number: 2001.1
Small Business Information
1619 Neptune Drive, San Leandro, CA, 94577
DUNS: 155502651
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 A.David Johnson
 President
 (510) 483-9676
 david@tinialloy.com
Business Contact
 Valsa Farlow
Title: General Business Manager
Phone: (510) 483-9676
Email: 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.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government