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Power Management for PnP Spacecraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82267
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-286-1898
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Design_Net Engineering LLC
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Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Power Management for PnP Spacecraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-08-C-0074
Award Amount: $746,861.00
 

Abstract:

This research work will culminate in an innovative Power Management and Distribution (PMAD) system design, operational software, a Plug and Play (PnP) Li Ion battery, and the radiation hardened components that support the new Space PnP Avionics (SPA) methodology for responsive spacecraft. The system will support a significant range of power requirements for satellites (100s of watts to over 10kW) with fewer configurable components and simple hierarchical management. The PMAD "smart" architecture design that supports the PnP principle along with the modular power management software and self managed battery will allow a high degree of autonomy for on-orbit operations. In addition, a sophisticated simulation tool to assist design engineers with component sizing and configuration and confirm that the power system meets the mission requirements will be validated against flight data. Anticipated benefits of the SPA compatible PMAD system are reduced design time, simpler integration, rapid mission configuration, more autonomous operation, and reduced mission operations as well as decreased cost and schedule.

Principal Investigator:

Wayne Boncyk
Principal Investigator
3034620096
wboncyk@design-group.com

Business Contact:

Bob Caruso
CFO
3034620096
bcaruso@design-group.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DESIGN_NET ENGINEERING LLC
10311 Hampden Ave. Suite A107 Lakewood, CO 80227

EIN/Tax ID: 841365475
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No