Development of an Advanced Severe Service Valve Actuator

Period of Performance: 08/12/2011 - 02/12/2012

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

IngeniumTechnologies Corp.
4216 Maray Drive
Rockford, IL 61107
Principal Investigator

Abstract

A development program is proposed to address failures experienced on Navy actuators exposed to severe vibration levels. A failure investigation and root cause analysis will be performed to help determine the best approach to improving the design. New design concepts will be built and actual vibration tests will be performed using a Curtiss Wright actuator assembly. Ingenium will leverage experience gained on previous actuator programs, motor controller developments, and funded fiber optic developments.