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Vertical Linear Accelerator for Navy Contract Utilizes Air Bearings

 

New Way Rectangular Air Bearings are integrated into an accelerator used for biomedical testing and training.

New Way was selected by Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC for use in a Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract focused on building a Vertical Linear Accelerator for use in testing and training of Human Visual-Vestibular Acuity.

The use of New Way Rectangular Air Bearings in the Accelerator supported the following motion requirements:

  • 12ft. Stroke
  • 2Hz freq. Response
  • 1G peak acceleration
  • 182kg (400lb) total payload
  • ± 3mm position error
  • Arbitrary waveform capability

Dr. Jeffrey S.N. Paine

Dynamic Structures & Materials, LLC