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Large Moment Arm Propulsive Attitude Control System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
66794
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O031-0236
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Suite D Lafayette, CO 80026-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Large Moment Arm Propulsive Attitude Control System
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: F04611-03-M-3013
Award Amount: $99,633.00
 

Abstract:

Composite Technology Development, Inc. proposes to develop and demonstrate a unique and innovative large moment arm propulsive Attitude Control System (ACS) for small satellites, incorporating an Elastic Memory Composite deployable boom with amicro-propulsion thruster at its tip. The proposed Phase I effort will develop this innovative ACS system concept and demonstrate the feasibility of a key element of the deployable boom through design, fabrication and testing. Small satellites canrealize significant mass savings through the use of a propulsion-based attitude control system in place of traditional torque rods and reaction wheels. The proposed approach, with small thrusters located at the end of a long moment arm, can reduce the ACSmass requirement by up to 90 percent for a 150-kg class satellite. The proposed technology will be applicable to a large number of small satellite missions of interest to DoD, academia, and industry.

Principal Investigator:

Mark S. Lake
Chief Engineer
3036640394
mark@ctd-materials.com

Business Contact:

Naseem A. Munshi
President
3036640394
naseem@ctd-materials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 841086947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No