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INTEGRATED POWER AND ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE SPACE STATION AND OTHER…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12087
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12087
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: INTEGRATED POWER AND ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE SPACE STATION AND OTHER APPLICATIONS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $495,127.00
 

Abstract:

INTEGRATED POWER AND ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM (IPACS) STUDIESPERFORMED OVER A DECADE AGO ESTABLISHED THE FEASIBILITY OF SIMULTANEOUSLY STORING ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN WHEELS UTILIZINGTHE RESULTING MOMENTUM FOR SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE CONTROL. IT WAS SHOWN THAT SUCH A SYSTEM POSSESSED MANY ADVANTAGES OVER OTHER CONTEMPORARY ENERGY STORAGE AND ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS IN MANY APPLICATIONS. MORE RECENT TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES IN COMPOSITE ROTORS, MAGNETIC BEARINGS, AND POWERCONTROL ELECTRONICS HAVE TRIGGERED NEW OPTIMISM REGARDING THE FEASIBILITY AND MERITS OF SUCH A SYSTEM. THE FOCUS OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO DEFINE AN ADVANCED IPACS AND TO EVALUATE ITS MERITS FOR THE NASA SPACE STATION AND OTHER APPLICATIONS. A SYSTEM AND COMPONENT DESIGN CONCEPT WILL BE DEVELOPED TO ESTABLISH THE SYSTEM FEASIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE CAPABILITY. A SYSTEM-LEVEL TRADE STUDY, INCLUDING LIFE-CYCLE COSTING, WILL BE PERFORMED TO DEFINE THE MERITS OF THE SYSTEM RELATIVE TO TWO OTHER CANDIDATE SYSTEMS. PROTOTYPE HARDWARE DEMONSTRATING KEY TECHNICAL ISSUES WILL BE DEVELOPED AND TESTED AS A PHASE II EFFORT.

Principal Investigator:

Richard L. Hockney
Division Leader
6176618942

Business Contact:

David b. eisenhaure
PRESIDENT
6176610540
Small Business Information at Submission:

Satcon Technology Corp.
12 Emily Street Cambridge, MA 02139

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