6-DOF Isolation and Excitation Facility

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$65,930.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
32845
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Amtec Corp
500 Wynn Drive Suite 314, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Norman O. Speakman
(205) 722-7200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This sponsoring agency has defined the need for a six degree-or-freedom (6DOF) magnetically levitated (maglev) test platform to be used for vibration analysis. The intended payload can range in mass from 1Kg to 1000kg and i size up to one meter by one meter at the base. Peak linear acceleration of 5 g's and strokes of 25 mm (peak-peak) are required. The platform should also be capable of simultaneous, controlled motion in all six degrees-of-freedom to duplicate any intended environment. The PHase I effort will include a literature search, feasibility maglev test platform. The advantage of a maglev 6-DOF test platform, versus the conventional electro-dynamic or electro-hydraulic based multiple degree-of-freedom systems, is the ability to minimize and possibly eliminate the cross coupling between different degrees-of-freedom.

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