F-35 Three-Bearing Swivel Nozzle (3BSN) Door Actuator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,994.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0038
Award Id:
82921
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-179-0268
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-179
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100, West Lafayette, IN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161183322
Principal Investigator:
JasonWells
Director, Engineering Ser
(765) 464-8997
wells@pcka.com
Business Contact:
EricWalters
Vice President
(765) 464-8997
walters@pcka.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The lowered cost of maintenance, lowered weight, and reduced installation complexity of smart electric actuators continues to justify the transition from hydraulic actuation to EMAs/EHAs. This SBIR proposal will extend the advantages of EMA technology into high-temperature, high-vibration applications with a first commercialization target being the JSF F35 Lightning II aircraft platform. During the SBIR Phase I research, PCKA collaborated with NAVAIR and Lockheed Martin to establish the actuator requirements, identified a suitable actuator architecture for the application, and optimized the design in terms of weight, reliability, maintainability, manufacturability, and cost. Key design constraints included the thermal and vibration environment that drove the use of specific motor technologies, high-temperature wire insulation, lubrication, and electronics. In Phase II, PCKA will fabricate a prototype of the optimal design and perform functional and qualification tests. If successful, developed technologies will ultimately transition to DoD programs under a Phase III contract.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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