Non-Inductive Control Surface Actuator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0145
Agency Tracking Number: N101-096-1918
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-096
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
205 Williamson Square, Franklin, TN, 37064
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 & Contracting
Phone: (615) 595-6665
Research Institution
Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC (DSM) proposes a novel piezoelectric ceramic motor actuator for actuating flight control surfaces such as canards in mortars and gun launched munitions. The proposed miniature piezoelectric ceramic actuation technology is based on a “inertial” vibration motor concept that has been shown to be able to produce over 15 lbf in linear applications and 2 lbf-in in rotary applications. 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. DSM has demonstrated that components of the motor technology can withstand gun launch accelerations of up to 100 kG. Development of an electronics driver that requires minimal space and little or no power during hard-over or holding maneuvers is also proposed. A Phase I experimental feasibility test and analysis results will demonstrate the potential for the Phase II system.

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