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ECONOMIC EJECTED GAS CANNISTER (BULLETS 2 AND 3)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5070
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5070
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ithaco, Inc.
735 West Clinton Street, P.O. Box 6437 Ithaca, NY 14851
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ECONOMIC EJECTED GAS CANNISTER (BULLETS 2 AND 3)
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,983.00
 

Abstract:

PURPOSE: DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF NEW, LOW COST COMPONENTS FOR 3-AXIS ATTITUDE CONTROL. SUBSYSTEM COST GOALIS $100K. THIS WILL REQUIRE ENGINEERING INNOVATION AND ATTENTION TO MANUFACTURE AND TEST PROCESSES AND, ULTIMATELY,REASONABLE VOLUME. THE ATTITUDE CONTROL ALGORITHMS ARE FLIGHT PROVEN ON HCMM, SAGE, ERBS AND SME. KEY ELEMENTS: AN INNOVATIVE 4-POINT SCANNING HORIZON SENSOR THAT IS ALTITUDE INDEPENDENT. THE SENSOR WILL USE A STANDARD MOTOR ALREADY PRODUCED AND A PYRO-ELECTRIC DETECTOR. A DEMONSTRATION MODEL HAS BEEN PRODUCED. THE SENSOR IS INHERENTLY INEXPENSIVE TO BUILD, AND DOES THE JOB OF TWO CONICAL EARTH SENSORS WITH LESS ELECTRONICS. A LOW COST MOMENTUM/REACTION WHEEL OF 1-2 FT. LB. SECONDS. WE WILL WORK WITH SCHAEFFER MAGNETICS TO DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY DESIGN: COST GOAL, $15,000. SCHAEFFER MAKES THEMOTOR ASSEMBLY FOR OUR PRESENT CONICAL EARTH SENSOR. EXISTING MOMENTUM/REACTION WHEEL VENDORS ARE MUCH TOO COSTLY. THE MAGNETIC CONTROL SYSTEM PROVIDES ACQUISITION, ROLL-YAW CONTROL, NUTATION DAMPING, AND MOMENTUM CONTROL. SIMPLIFIED CIRCUITRY, INNOVATIVE PACKAGING, STANDARDIZED DOCUMENTATION AND AUTOMATIC TESTING ARE THE KEYS TO CONTROL COSTS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Vaughn Selby
Investigator
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ithaco Inc.
735 W. Clinton Street P.o. Box 6437 Ithaca, NY 14851

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