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Colloid Thruster for Attitude Control Systems (ACS) and Tip-off Control…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88154
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
075294
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Busek Co. Inc.
11 Tech Circle Natick, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Colloid Thruster for Attitude Control Systems (ACS) and Tip-off Control Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CD10P
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop and test key technologies needed for an integrated, high thrust colloid thruster system with no moving parts, for spacecraft attitude control and tip-off rotation cancellation. Busek has already successfully demonstrated the use of porous substrates as planar emitters for colloid thrusters. In this proposal we will pursue enabling technologies for such a thruster, such as a passive feedsystem and an isolation membrane for separating the propellant in the reservoir from the thruster head prior to launch. Advancements to date suggest viable approaches for the development of a cost-effective, reliable, and flexible thruster configuration.

Principal Investigator:

Nathaniel Demmons
Principal Investigator
5086555565
nate@busek.com

Business Contact:

Judy Budny
Business Official
5086555565
judy@busek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Busek Co., Inc.
11 Tech Circle Natick, MA 01760

EIN/Tax ID: 042881247
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No