Increase the effectiveness of your R&D and product development  dollars by leveraging DSM’s extensive research project experience and contacts.   Partner with DSM to explore new, higher risk technologies.

DSM is an active and successful participant in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which fund high-risk advanced technology that will help America maintain its competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Since the company's founding in 1998, DSM been awarded multiple SBIR/STTR applied R&D contracts from U.S. government agencies for millions of dollars. As a result, DSM's commercialization of the technologies stemming from these contracts has produced millions more in revenue primarily from developments related to unique piezoelectric positioning systems.

DSM's current research projects and technology development efforts include:

  • Innovative technology developments in the area of flexure-guided piezo actuator design to replace electromagnetic actuators in space-constrained aerospace platforms
  • High-force, high-speed piezoelectric motor and electronics driver development for use in proportional valve control in aerospace applications

PHASE II & III – SBIR / STTR  AWARDED TOPICS

  • Non-Inductive Actuation Mechanisms to Reduce Interference with Magnetometer-Based Navigation: Navy
  • Parallel Kinematic Acuator with Reduced Size and Inproved Performance: OSD
  • High Reliability Cryogenic Piezoelectric Valve Actuator: NASA
  • Cryogenic Rotary Piezoelectric Motor: NASA
  • Novel TVC Mini DAC System: MDA
  • Miniature Piezo Semi-Active Seat Damper: Marines
  • Vertical Accelerator for Visual-Vestibular Acuity Testing and Training: Navy
  • Piezoelectric Actuator for a 2 Inch Isolation Cryogenic Valve: NASA
  • Design and Development of 3-Way Selector Valve Assemblies with Actuator Systems: NASA
  • Piezoelectric Actuated Cryogenic Thermodynamic Vent Valve: NASA
  • Compact High Specific Power (HSP) Linear Actuator for Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS): Navy
  • Fast-acting, Compact, Piezoelectric Actuator for Control of Mini-Interceptor: MDA
  • Precision Robotic Tomography System: Army
  • Rapid Hole Array Using Laser and Mechanical Processes: Air Force
  • Miniature Compliant Spatial Parallel Manipulators: BMDO
  • Piezoelectric Step and Repeat Hydraulic Motor: DARPA
  • A Highly Damped, High Strength, Puncture Resistant Fabric for Multi-threat Protective Uniforms: Army

 

 

PHASE  I – SBIR / STTR  AWARDED TOPICS

  • Light Weight Controllable Thrust Actuation For Innovative Propulsion System for Missile Defense Interceptors: MDA
  • Parallel Kinematic Acuator with Reduced Size and Inproved Performance: OSD
  • Non-Inductive Actuation Mechanisms to Reduce Interference with Magnetometer-Based Navigation: Navy
  • High Reliability Cryogenic Piezoelectric Valve Actuator: NASA
  • Precision Motorized Cryo/Vacuum Stage: Air Force
  • Cryogenic Rotary Piezoelectric Motor: NASA
  • Miniaturized Safe-Fuel Electrically-Controlled Divert & Attitude Control System (DACS): Navy
  • Novel TVC Mini DAC System: MDA
  • Miniature Piezo Semi-Active Seat Damper: MCSC
  • Innovative Piezoelectric Air Pump Manufacturing Technology: OSD Navy
  • Vertical Accelerator for Visual-Vestibular Acuity Testing and Training: OSD
  • Navy Compact High Specific Power Linear Actuator For Divert and Attitude Control Systems: MDA
  • Piezo-Driven Inertial Stages for Ultra-High-Vacuum: NSF
  • Precision Robotic Tomography System: Army
  • Fast-acting, Compact, Piezoelectric Actuator for Control of Mini-Interceptor: MDA
  • Rapid Hole Array Drilling Using Laser and Mechanical Processes: Air Force
  • High Power Rotary Actuator for Kinetic energy Weapons: BMDO
  • Active Textiles for Life Support Ensembles and Medical Applications: NSF
  • Simplified Solid-State Thermal Power Generation: BMDO
  • Miniature Compliant Spatial Parallel Manipulators: BMDO
  • Compact Nitinol Hydraulic Actuator for Munitions Control: Air Force
  • Portable Composite Structure and Missile Evaluation: BMDO
  • Novel Magnetic Field Sensor: BMDO
  • Portable High Efficiency Power Source for Missile Technology: BMDO
  • Dissipative Acoustic Arrays for Interior Noise Control: Air Force
  • Piezoelectric Step and Repeat Hydraulic Motor: DARPA
  • A Highly Damped, High Strength, Puncture Resistant Fabric for Multi-threat Protective Uniforms: OSD
  • Remotely Detecting Damage in Critical Structural Bolted Joints: BMDO