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VACUUM PLUME IMPINGEMENT EVALUATOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6783
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6783
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Remtech Inc.
3304-B Westmill Dr Huntsville, AL 35805
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: VACUUM PLUME IMPINGEMENT EVALUATOR
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $490,724.00
 

Abstract:

AS THE ORBITAL MANEUVERING VEHICLE OR ASTRONAUTS SEATED IN THE MAN MANEUVERING UNIT MOVE EXTERNALLY ABOUT THE SPACE STATION TO PERFORM ASSEMBLY, MAINTENANCE, PAYLOAD SERVICING,AND OTHER EVA ACTIVITIES, THEIR RCS MICRO-THRUSTER PLUMES MAY IMPINGE ON VARIOUS STRUCTURES/PAYLOADS CREATING LOCALLY SEVERE ENVIRONMENTS AND SURFACE CONTAMINATION. THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR POTENTIALLY SEVERE IMPINGEMENT AND CONTAMINATION ARE UNBOUNDED SINCE MISSION PLANS ARE NOT FINALIZED, STATION GROWTH WILL OCCUR, AND PAYLOADS WILL BE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. AN ENGINEERING TOOL IS NEEDED WHICH WILL GEOMETRICALLY TRACK ANY ARBITRARY THRUSTER PLUME OVER THE STATION, PROVIDE A QUICK COMPUTATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AT ANY POSITION, AND EVALUATE THE CRITICALITY OF THE IMPINGEMENT ENVIRONMENT. THE PROPOSED STUDY WILL DEVELOP THE METHODOLOGY TO PERFORM THE EVALUATION UTILIZING EXISTINGVACUUM PLUME DATA WITH A 3-D GRAPHICS TRACKING SOFTWARE CAPABILITY. CRITERIA FOR ASSESSING THE PLUME IMPINGEMENT CRITICALITY WILL BE DEVELOPED AND INCORPORATED INTO THE CODE. A TEST PROGRAM TO VALIDATE THE CODE WILL BE FORMULATED.

Principal Investigator:

Robert L Bender

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Remtech Inc.
3304 Westmill Dr Huntsville, AL 35805

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