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Light Weight Concepts for Mirrors

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61771
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
020044
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Light Weight Concepts for Mirrors
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG04CB09C
Award Amount: $449,995.00
 

Abstract:

In this NASA Phase II STTR program Powdermet/Northwestern will fabricate a lightweight (2.4 g/cc, or equivalent to 0.8 kg/m2) thin-wall (0.3-0.5mm ) functional mirror with an angular resolution approaching one arc second. Phase I results demonstrated a composite mirror structure with a density a factor of two lower than the solid nickel with high strength , low CTE, and good optical figure. The Phase II program is designed to develop manufacturing procedures for large (10 cm dia x 50 cm high) Wolter I mirror structures, and to generate detailed structure/property design for use with X-ray/space telescopes. Through a teaming arrangement with Lockheed Martin and Ball Aerospace, design studies will be carried out on appropriate satellite configuration and integration design schemes, and basic studies will evaluate the new technology relative to existing applications, while identifying very near term applications/components for prototype demonstration purposes.

Principal Investigator:

Asit Biswas
Principal Investigator
8187686420
powdermet@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Andrew Sherman
CEO
2164040053
powdermet@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Powdermet, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH 44117

EIN/Tax ID: 954616398
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Northwestern University
Sponsored Programs
Evanston, IL 60208
Contact: Susan Ross
Contact Phone: (847) 491-3003
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university