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High Power Rotary Actuator for Kinetic Energy Weapons

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: D11PC20159
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0169
Amount: $700,126.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: BMDO01-002
Solicitation Number: 2001.1
Solicitation Year: 2001
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-07-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
205 Williamson Square, Franklin, TN, -
DUNS: 016551561
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Paine
 Chief Manager
 (615) 595-6665
Business Contact
 Jennifer Sturgis
Title: Accounting&Contracts Ma
Phone: (615) 595-6665
Research Institution
Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC (DSM) proposes the design and development of a high power rotary piezoelectric driven actuator for optical assemblies for kinetic energy weapons. The proposed design uses an ultrasonic piezo ring motor to provide torque and speed. The simplicity of the design allows for very high actuation frequencies without excitation of undesirable modes, producing smooth and quiet motion through the range of travel. The motor also provides high resolution control authority of less than 0.001"and nearly instantaneous stroke without the windup or backlash found in traditional geared electromagnetic or hydraulic/pneumatic actuation technologies. Development of an electronics driver that requires minimal space and little or no power during hard-over or holding maneuvers is also proposed.

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