Semi-Active Side-Lateral Engine Mounts for Control of Vibration and Shock Loading

Period of Performance: 03/27/2001 - 09/27/2001


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

FFF Engineering Design
71 East 26th Street
Paterson, NJ 07514
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


The objective of this proposal is to define a program that will investigate the E-2C vibration and shock dampening side engine mount requirements and develop an innovative semi-active vibration and shock mount system for the E2C aircraft's side lateral mounts. Currently, there is no system available that incorporates both vibration nulling and appreciable shock alignment in a compact package. FFF is proposing an innovative hybrid MR concept that can meet the E-2C's requirements in a package that can withstand the aerospace environmental conditions and the installation constraints.New semi active mounts can be used on many of the curent classes of aircrafts and helicopters. The combination of improving vibration isolation while maintaining static alingment under shock loads can be applicable to many commercial and miliatry programs including land vehicles and marime applications.