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General Purpose Payload Mount for Structural System Identification and Isolation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67454
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-037-0765
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 400, Reston Plaza Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: General Purpose Payload Mount for Structural System Identification and Isolation
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-04-M-0299
Award Amount: $99,982.00
 

Abstract:

The Air Force has an operational need to launch satellites on demand for a variety of missions. One critical capability required to achieve this goal is the rapid fabrication and integration of satellites. As spacecraft designs increasingly emphasize small buses and large deployable payloads, it is critical to develop multi-purpose interfaces that can isolate the flexible dynamics of the payload from the bus attitude control system. It will also be crucial to have the capability to identify these payload dynamics during flight in order to diagnose anomalies as well as to verify and tune performance. To enable the rapid integration of payloads using this interface, its design must incorporate simple attachment methods and modular data communication features. We propose to design a general-purpose active payload mount that can be used as an excitation source and/or isolator for a general class of payload, with the Deployable Structures Experiment (DSX) deployed solar array (PowerSail) used as the reference mission for Phase I. Our design of the ISOHEX (ISOlating Hexapod EXciter) is founded on existing PSI technologies and capabilities that include experience in developing active isolation hardware, adaptive control algorithms, and networked data acquisition hardware performed for the DSX program.

Principal Investigator:

Dan Cohen
Program Manager
5052427840
dan.cohen@plansys.com

Business Contact:

Paul Banas
VP, South Group
9856393529
pbanas@psislidell.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 400, Reston Plaza I Reston, VA 20191

EIN/Tax ID: 520959900
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No