Precision Linear Flexure Bearing Cartridge.
Final rept. Jan 93-Mar 94.
PECKHAM ENGINEERING AND TOOL MANHATTAN BEACH CA
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Morphological analysis of thermodynamic machines shows that there are three major elements that are utilized by every type of engine thermal energy recovery heat exchangers recuperates, regenerators electromechanical energy convertors linear or rotary moving coil, moving iron, or moving magnet motorsalternators and bearing systems fluid, rolling element, electromagnetic, flexure. One particularly interesting class of engine is based on resonant linear reciprocating mechanisms, the most typical using flexure bearings and a moving coil linear motoralternator. While all of the components could be improved, the linear flexure bearing system is the one most In need of refinement. This Phase I SBlR program was conducted 1 to define the basic research and development necessary for the development of a universally applicable linear flexure bearing cartridge technology, 2 to demonstrate the feasibility of critical elements and processes, and 3 to prepare a Phase II proposal for fabricating complete prototype cartridges.
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