Solid-state, Lightweight, Active-balance-system, Powered-by-light, (SLAP)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-04-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0496
Amount: $69,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 442, Stuart, FL, 34995
DUNS: 967724907
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Justak
 Principal Investigator
 (772) 283-0253
Business Contact
 John Justak
Title: President
Phone: (772) 283-0253
Research Institution
Advanced Technologies Group, Inc. proposes a Solid-state, Lightweight, Active-balance-system, Powered-by-light, (SLAP). The SLAP balancer will reduce or eliminate drive shaft vibrations caused by rotational dynamics of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) liftfan drive shaft. Reduced shaft vibration will prevent drive shaft maintenance and improve support bearing life while reducing lift fan clutch wear. The innovative SLAP will not produce Electromagnetic interference, has low power consumption and iscapable of millisecond response time. During phase I of this effort, Advanced Technologies Group, (ATG) will demonstrate the concept feasibility by performing bench-top rotational dynamics testing. Several applications have been identified for the newtechnology including commercial aircraft utilizing variable pitch propellers.

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