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Plug-and-Play Thermal Control Structures for Satellite Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79291
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-273-3527
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc.
2345 Anvil Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710-3905
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Plug-and-Play Thermal Control Structures for Satellite Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0176
Award Amount: $99,977.00
 

Abstract:

Long lead time to launch satellites, has created the need for low cost plug and play thermal control components. An alternative to passive thermal systems (louvers, etc.) is active thermal management provided by the Eclipse Variable-Emissivity Electrochromic Device (VED). Eclipse VEDs: modulate emissivity; can be applied to curved surfaces; are space/vacuum durable; reduce launch weight through less power consumption; reduce thermal design time; prevent unwanted solar gain; and are low temperature vacuum deposited all solid state devices. Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc., is the world leader in next generation space thermal control. Eclipse is working closely with its partner Harris Corporation (see attached letter), and is scheduled to space validate the Eclipse VEDs and related hardware/software with a satellite launch scheduled in late 2006. Phase I will develop an array of VEDs and modify existing hardware/software for use as a plug and play thermal control panel. Phase II will develop a prototype array of VEDs that will allow developers to rapidly implement the VED array into plug and play satellite design. The VED arrays can be customized to fit the geometry of virtually any spacecraft/antenna. Eclipse and partners plan to Fast Track the Phase II effort with non SBIR funds.

Principal Investigator:

Ken Shannon
Scientist
7273447300
kshannon@eclipsethinfilms.com

Business Contact:

Jay Wolfington
President
7273447300
jwolfington@eclipsethinfilms.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ECLIPSE ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
2345 Anvil Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710

EIN/Tax ID: 593269075
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No