Rotary Electromechanical Actuator for Next-Generation Thin-Wing Aircraft Flight Control

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,568.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-13-M-2387
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-168-0700
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-168
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
20252 Bancroft Circle, Huntington Beach, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114746279
Principal Investigator:
JamesHynes
Principal Investigator
(877) 575-0053
jim.hynes@continentalctrls.com
Business Contact:
LoreHynes
Contract Administrator
(877) 575-0053
lore.hynes@continentalctrls.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a 5 inch direct hinge line aileron actuator based on our 2 inch highly integrated EM boat ride control actuator. By exploiting the natural physical scaling laws we can create an even more efficient larger motor which operates on 270VDC. The optimization of EM actuator parameters starts with straightforward math and requirements definition but becomes complicated by soft constraints like speed vs life and application specific details of the cost function. The BLDC motor we propose to build and test has significantly better metrics than any comparable motor currently available. Working with prime contractor feedback we will develop concepts for redundancy and failsafe disconnects. Though a primary focus is the innovative motor, we will study the feasibility of a wide range of coupling alternatives including a variable reduction ratio hybrid valveless hydraulic transmission. BENEFIT: A lightweight EM aileron actuator will will have both military and commercial aircraft applications as more electric aircraft are developed and wing profiles become smaller.

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