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Lightweight Composite Spacecraft Shielding

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
32167
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32167
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Lightweight Composite Spacecraft Shielding
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $730,702.00
 

Abstract:

Electronics shielding weight savings of 30 percent for Air Force spacecraft are possible using composite materials instead of aluminum boxes and aluminum skin. Designs balancing polymer matrix materials and high atomic number materials will be generated for Air Force missions in various orbits. Composite materials will be fabricated and then tested to verify radiation hardness and shielding of electronic components.| Benefits: Launch cost savings of up to $2M per launch can be realized for geosynchronous satellite missions.|

Principal Investigator:

B. Dean Spieth
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
12401 W. 49th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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