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EA-18 Next Generation Jammer
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Superior Motion Control, designed and manufactured this custom electromechanical linear servo actuator to be used to control a thermostatic control valve to heat and cool the Jamming Pod on the EA-18 Growler.

The custom mechanical design incorporates a brushless DC motor driving a 3 pass spur gear train and dual start ACME screw.

The self-contained custom electrical serial interface, servo control, motor drive electronics, firmware, and software were developed and tested by Superior.

Software was designed in accordance with DO-178. Valve positioning is accomplished by using the motor hall effect sensors as an incremental position encoder.

Software controls the initialization of the valve position upon power up.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: 0.5 inches
  • Max Force : 20 lbs.
  • Speed: inches 0.5 inches / second
  • Size: 2” x 2” x 3”
  • Supply Voltage: 28VDC
  • Communication: RS485
  • Max Current: < 1 amp
MK-57 Hatch Actuator Unit
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Superior Motion Control's design incorporated a custom motor, controller, worm drive and planetary gear section to create an integrated Hatch Actuator Unit (HAU) for opening and closing the missile hatches on the DDG-1000 (Zumwalt Destroyer).

This is integral to the MK-57 Vertical Launch System (VLS).

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: 160 Degrees
  • Accuracy: + 0.2 Degrees
  • Torque: 15,000 in-lbs
  • Operation: Open or Close in <1 Second
  • Size: 16” x 23” x 10”
  • Supply Voltage: 28 VDC Controller
  • Supply Voltage: 375 VDC Drive
  • Max Current: 60 Amps
  • Bandwidth: 0.5 Hertz
  • Com: Optoisolated RS-422, 115 KBPS
AQS-20 Control Actuation System
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A custom designed Control Actuation System (CAS) was developed for Raytheon in support of the AQS-20 Mine Sweeping Vehicle.

Superior Motion Control’s design replaced the incumbent resulting in cost savings and increased reliability. The Control Actuation System consists of 3 independent actuators and controllers.

The custom designed controller has a frequency response of greater than 10 Hz utilizing analog communication.

The custom designed actuator has a brushless DC motor with a brake is driving a 3 stage spur gear train connected to a ball screw generating linear motion.

A Bell crank is used to convert linear motion to rotary motion. A Potentiometer is directly coupled to ball screw for position feedback.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: + 25 Degrees
  • Accuracy: + 0.35 Degrees
  • Force: 600 in-lbs
  • Size: 7.5” x 2.5” x 3.3”
  • Supply Voltage: 28VDC
  • Max Current: 6 Amps
  • Bandwidth: 10 Hertz
  • Communication: Analog
Patriot Radar Rotary Actuator
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Superior Motion Control, designed, manufactured and qualified this custom rotary actuator replacing the incumbent resulting in a cost savings to Raytheon.

The custom designed actuator is connected to two of the Patriot Radar Linear Actuators via a flex shaft so the Radar Array for the Patriot Radar System can be raised and lowered.

This rotary actuator passed accelerated life testing and Environmental Testing per MIL-STD-810.

The design consists of a manual drive, slip clutch to limit the load and a dual output.

Specifications:

  • Travel Range: 360 Degrees
  • Output Torque per Shaft: 63.5 in-lbs
  • Output Speed per Shaft: 1630 rpm
  • Manual Drive
  • Dual Output Shafts
  • Size: 10” x 6.75” x 6”
Patriot Louver Actuator
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Superior Motion Control, designed, manufactured and qualified this custom electromechanical linear actuator replacing the incumbent resulting in a cost savings to Raytheon.

This electromechanical linear actuator passed accelerated life testing and Environmental Testing per MIL-STD-810.

The design consists of an AC induction motor connected to a 3 pass spur gear train, driving an ACME screw with position indicating switches.

Specifications:


  • Travel Range: 1 inch
  • Max Force : 25 lbs
  • Speed: 0.25 inches / second
  • Size: 1” x 2” x 5”
  • Supply Voltage: 3 Phase 208 VAC
  • Frequency: 400 Hz
  • Max Current: 0.2 Amps
Patriot Radar Linear Actuator
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Superior Motion Control, designed, manufactured and qualified this custom linear actuator replacing the incumbent resulting in a cost savings to Raytheon.

The custom designed linear actuator is connected to the Patriot Radar Rotary Gearbox via a flex shaft so the Radar Array for the Patriot Radar System can be raised and lowered.

This linear actuator passed accelerated life testing and Environmental Testing per MIL-STD-810.

The design consists of a gear train coupled to a ACME screw, there are position and load limit switches incorporated into the unit.

Specifications:


  • Travel Range: 12 inches Max
  • Force : 15,000 lbs
  • Max Speed: 16 inches / minute
  • Size: 35” x 5” x 10.5”
MK-57 / MK-41 Hybrid Hatch Actuator Unit
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This custom solution was developed so that MK-57 system could be tested on a MK-41 ship.

It is a more compact design with increased reliability and control when compared to the current configuration.

Specifications:


  • Travel Range: 18,000 Degrees
  • Torque: 200 in-lbs
  • Speed: 2,300 rpm
  • Size: 17” x 16” x 10”
  • Supply Voltage: 28 VDC Controller
  • Supply Voltage: 375 VDC Drive
  • Max Current: 60 Amps
  • Bandwidth: 0.5 Hertz
  • Com: Optoisolated RS-422, 115 KBPS
MK-30 Fin Actuator
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Superior Motion Control designed, manufactured and tested this rotary actuator to meet the stringent program requirements including low structure borne noise for Raytheon.

This Control Actuation System (CAS) controls 4 fins on the MK-30 target torpedo.

The actuator consists of a brushless DC motor, integral servo drive amplifier and communication electronics.

This unique design had to be minimized so that four (4) actuators could be fitted into a condensed area with its own build-in servo amplifier.


Specifications:


  • Travel Range: + 35 Degrees
  • Accuracy: + 0.5 Degrees
  • Torque: 200 in-lbs
  • Size: 7” x 5” x 4”
  • Supply Voltage: 24 - 32 VDC
  • Max Current: 5.4 Amps
  • Bandwidth: 4 Hertz
  • Com: Optoisolated RS-485, 38.4 kbaud serial Discrete Enabled
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EA-18 Next Generation Jammer
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MK-57 Hatch Actuator Unit
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AQS-20 Control Actuation System
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Patriot Radar Rotary Actuator
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Patriot Louver Actuator
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Patriot Radar Linear Actuator
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MK-57 / MK-41 Hybrid Hatch Actuator Unit
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MK-30 Fin Actuator
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MK-41 VLS Gearbox
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