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Zero CTE Material for Large Deployable Spacecraft (ZeroCoTe)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79420
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-259-2782
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corporation
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000 Medford, MA 02155
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Zero CTE Material for Large Deployable Spacecraft (ZeroCoTe)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0157
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Reflector based architectures are promising for future space radar systems due to their light weight and potential for compact packaging. However, initial surface accuracy and operational dimensional stability are fundamental driving requirements in these systems and can represent significant challenges to their manufacture. Non-zero material coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) and our inability to sufficiently thermally control the terrestrial fabrication and space operational environments have historically limited the precision to which reflectors can be made. A new approach for the fabrication of a radar reflector is desired where accuracy and dimensional stability are of great importance. To this end, Midé proposes to develop a zero CTE fiber, from which a cable can be constructed and used as tension members in a large, deployable space based radar reflector. The fiber will be designed to minimize extension across typical space temperature ranges, be sufficiently stiff, and have a high tensile strength.

Principal Investigator:

Attila Lengyel
Senior Engineer
7813060609
alengyel@mide.com

Business Contact:

Petra Botha
Chief Financial Officer
7813060609
pbotha@mide.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MIDE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000 Medford, MA 02155

EIN/Tax ID: 043066318
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No