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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$749,994.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-179-0268
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-179
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100, West Lafayette, IN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161183322
Principal Investigator
 Jason Wells
 Director, Engineering Ser
 (765) 464-8997
 wells@pcka.com
Business Contact
 Eric Walters
Title: Vice President
Phone: (765) 464-8997
Email: walters@pcka.com
Research Institution
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.

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