Novel schemes for highly reliable aerospace electromechanical primary actuation systems

Period of Performance: 11/05/2013 - 07/31/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Polarix Corporation
10675 Sorrento Valley Road Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92121
Principal Investigator


We describe a revolutionary flight control actuator system for the full range of power from sub-kW to more than 30 kW. The system encompasses the key elements of the actuator, from motor to inverter energy source and control, and sensor signals distribution. Its key feature is the absence of a gear box and its high power density. Its key application is flight control of both large air platform but also small UAVs. Related applications are envisioned as propulsion motors for hybrid cars and air and sea platforms.