NASA SBIR 2014 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 14-1 S4.02-9018
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Robotic Mobility, Manipulation and Sampling
PROPOSAL TITLE: Flexure Based Electro-Magnetic Drive for High Torque Motor

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Bear Technologies, LLC
1163 Tricounty Drive
Oilville, VA 23129 - 2222
(804) 708-0311

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Thomas Myrick
tmyrick@bearmechanisms.com
1163 Tricounty Drive
Oilville, VA 23129 - 2222
(804) 708-0299

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Karron Myrick
kmyrick@bearmechanisms.com
1163 Tricounty Drive
Oilville, VA 23129 - 2222
(804) 708-0310

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Robotic Mobility, Manipulation and Sampling is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The National Research Council (NRC) has identified the need for motors and actuators that can operate in extreme temperature environments as a technical gap to exploring deeper into our solar systems. Bear Technologies has been exploring motor design for more than 5 years. A number of designs are blended to create the basis of the proposed innovation. The research focuses on a fundamentally different motor design that explores the use of flexures to amplify the forces created by the electro-magnets. In this way, the design can be much simplified, eliminates wear, free play and the need for lubricants. Bear will focus on investigating low stress flexure designs and relatively high force electro-magnetic drives that can produce the forces needed for a high torque motor. If proven this flexure component will be an enabling technology for the extreme environment high torque motor.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA has a need for extreme environment actuators and motors to enable and increase capabilities of future missions. Advancing this technology has an impact on a majority of future missions. The "flexure" research will be an enabling electromagnetic design concept for extreme temperature motors.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The electro-magnetic technology will be an enabling component for extreme environment motors. The resulting motors have uses for the oil and gas industry in downhole drilling and enhanced oil recovery system (steam flood or injection), precision munitions and weapons control, glass and metal work in extreme temperature furnaces, and arctic research.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Actuators & Motors

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