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Modular Multi-Threat Survivable Solar Array (PDRT08-034)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86425
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-023-0723
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Modular Multi-Threat Survivable Solar Array (PDRT08-034)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7034
Award Amount: $749,999.00
 

Abstract:

Military spacecraft need improved survivability to the multi-threat environment, including laser threats and nuclear environments. This program develops two hardened solar power technologies, a Survivable Planar Module (SPM) and a Survivable Concentrator Module (SCM) that use shielding and countermeasures to withstand threat environments while maintaining high specific power performance. The planar approach modularizes and retrofits existing qualified solar panel technology with innovative shielding that allows a significant increase in survivability while maintaining the extensive flight heritage which is critical to implementation of new spacecraft power generation technologies. The concentrator approach derives from previous technology development which has shown very high survivability and performance parameters and implements it with flight proven components. This Phase II SBIR effort continues threat engagement and thermal analysis that is used to demonstrate threat resistance while optimizing the design, develops modular concepts that provide 'test-as-you-fly' building blocks for larger panels, performs nuclear effects analysis, and builds test modules for irradiation with simulated laser threats.

Principal Investigator:

Theodore G. Stern
Principal Investigator
8584441830
tstern@drtechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Steven L. Sherman
V.P. Business Administrat
8584441826
ssherman@drtechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA 92126

EIN/Tax ID: 330601418
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No