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APU Silencing Technology Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: W56HZV-15-C-0127
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1294a
Amount: $1,974,465.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-EP3
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-09-14
Small Business Information
47140 N Main St., Houghton, MI, 49931
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Kangas
 (906) 482-7535
Business Contact
 Steven Mattson
Phone: (906) 482-7535
Research Institution
The proposed effort will result in an "universal" fan noise cancellation system for use with high performance fans used extensively in defense applications including auxiliary power unit (APU) applications. Fans are a critical noise source that impact the audible detection range of the platform. The importance of the fan noise for detection continues to increase as other technology improvements such as fuel cells and signature reduction technologies impact APU noise levels. Successful development of a prototype active noise cancellation system for fans has the potential to make a significant improvement in audible detection range reduction, further enabling mission execution. The concept system includes both sensors and cancellation sources that are integrated into the fan and fan shroud. This yields an active fan noise cancellation system that is self contained and can be integrated into a fan design with minimal effort and with negligible impact on flow performance. The estimated cost and weight burden are comparable with less effective passive noise reduction solutions.

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