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
 (510) 483-9676
Business Contact
 Valsa Farlow
Title: General Business Manager
Phone: (510) 483-9676
Email: vfarlow@tinialloy.com
Research Institution
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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