Development of an Active Vibration Supression System (AVSS) Using Combined Curved Flextensional and Shear Actuation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0135
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0431
Amount: $69,827.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
PO Box C, 1861 Main St., Sanford, ME, 04073
DUNS: 783474638
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jack Smith
 Executive Vice President
 (207) 459-7777
Business Contact
 Paul Hurlburt
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (207) 459-7777
Research Institution
"The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate and evalulate the use of a Smart Monotoring Active Control System for Seeker-Platform Vibration Suppression designed for use in the Atmospheric Interceptor Technology (AIT) Kill Vehicle. This system isintended to afford a structural attachment interface between the seeker and the AIT forebody substructure. Advanced composite structures, employing embedded sensors and transducers, will be utilized as the atttachment interface and provide the ability toisolate the seeker from transient vibrations induces during shroud removal and divert and atitude control (DAC) operation. The resultant benefits to the AIT system performance include; 1) Elimination/minization of seeker blur due to transient vibration.2) AIT system design constraints driven by the seeker should be reduced thereby enabling simplified component design an fabrication. This program will investigate the utilization of imbedded sensors and transducers installed in situ during the compositefabrication process. This project presents advancements in the area of composite materials for high performance missile components/structures and will enable significient seeker performance improvement and AIT system weight and cost reductions. Commercialization potential for the technologies developed exists in many industries. Some possible areas include integrity monitoring of aerospase vehicles, ship structures, recreational equipment

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government