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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0004
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0496
Amount: $740,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-184
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
641 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL, 34994
DUNS: 967724907
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John F Justak
 (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) lift fan 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 is capable of millisecond response time. During phase II of this effort, Advanced Technologies Group, (ATG) will demonstrate the concept through full size rig tests. Several applications have been identified for the new technology including commercial aircraft utilizing variable pitch propellers.

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