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Vacuum-Compatible Multi-Axis Manipulator/Machining Center for Long-Duration…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83861
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
065824
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Beck Engineering
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Vacuum-Compatible Multi-Axis Manipulator/Machining Center for Long-Duration Space Missions
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNJ08JA63C
Award Amount: $554,110.00
 

Abstract:

NASA has many needs for maintenance and repair technologies for long-duration human space missions. We propose to continue developing a compact, portable, vacuum-compatible, multi-axis Manipulator/Machining Center (M/MC) to satisfy many of NASA's needs. Our M/MC will provide complex manipulation during: layer-additive manufacturing; collection of geometric data for reverse-engineering; real-time non-destructive evaluation; and non-destructive material property determination. Our M/MC will also finish-machine near-net-shape parts produced using layer-additive manufacturing. Design features of our M/MC will: minimize mass, volume, and power consumption while providing required capabilities; maximize life and reliability; and enable our M/MC to operate in space-based vacuum, microgravity, and partial-gravity environments. In Phase II, we will: generate alternative designs of M/MCs for space-based applications; and design, build, test, and zero-g-flight-test a prototype M/MC. In Phase III, we will design, build, and sell M/MCs to the government and private sector.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas S. Beck
Principal Investigator
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com

Business Contact:

Douglas S. Beck
President
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Beck Engineering, Inc.
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA 98367

EIN/Tax ID: 743039093
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No