High Power Rotary Actuator for Kinetic Energy Weapons

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$700,126.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
D11PC20159
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
S2-0169
Solicitation Year:
2001
Solicitation Topic Code:
BMDO01-002
Solicitation Number:
2001.1
Small Business Information
205 Williamson Square, Franklin, TN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
016551561
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Paine
Chief Manager
(615) 595-6665
jpaine@dynamic-structures.com
Business Contact:
Jennifer Sturgis
Accounting&Contracts Ma
(615) 595-6665
jsturgis@dynamic-structures.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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