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Precision Hinge Actuator for Advanced Telescope Systems

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83820
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066590
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: 2007
Title: Precision Hinge Actuator for Advanced Telescope Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC07QA64P
Award Amount: $99,988.00
 

Abstract:

CTD proposes to investigate the deployment repeatability and microdynamic stability of a hinge and demonstration this repeatability in a deployable mirror test article, which incorporates the proposed precision self-locking hinge actuator. If successful, the proposed device will be substantially lighter, simpler, more robust, and more easily controlled than other state-of-the-art actuators for deployment of optical systems. More importantly, the proposed device has the potential of dramatically reducing or eliminating post-deployed microdynamic response, by eliminating mechanical latches. During Phase I, CTD and the University of Colorado (CU) will demonstrate the feasibility of the high-precision, self-locking, linear actuator through testing of a prototype actuator on an existing deployable optics testbed structure at CU. In Phase II, CTD and its partners will develop and test a self-locking linear actuator for application to a flight program of interest to NASA (e.g., Single Aperture Far-IR (SAFIR) telescope).

Principal Investigator:

Robert M. Taylor, Ph.D
Principal Investigator
3036640394
robert.taylor@ctd-materials.com

Business Contact:

Lori L. Pike
Contracts Manager
3036640394
lori@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