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A SUPERCONDUCTING, ULTRA-PRECISION MULTI-SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16130
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16130
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: 1993
Title: A SUPERCONDUCTING, ULTRA-PRECISION MULTI-SENSOR
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,723.00
 

Abstract:

THERE IS A NEED FOR IMPROVED SENSOR TECHNOLOGY FOR THE CONTROL OF LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES. A NOVEL SIX DEGREE OF FREEDOM, SUPERCONDUCTING MULTI-SENSOR IS PROPOSED. THE CONFIGURATION FEATURES A SUPERCONDUCTING PROOF INERTIA SUSPENDED BY MAGNETIC FORCES IN A REBALANCE CONFIGURATION WITH TUNNELING-TIP MICROSCOPES PROVIDING ANGSTROM LEVEL POSITION INFORMATION. THE EXTREMELY ACCURATE POSITION INFORMATION AND REDUCED THERMAL NOISE AT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW VERY HIGH PRECISION LINEAR AND ANGULAR ACCELERATION MEASUREMENTS TO BE MADE. ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGES ARE SMALL SIZE AND VERY LOW POWER CONSUMPTION. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROGRAM WILL INVOLVE ANALYTICAL STUDIES, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY, AND THEDEVELOPMENT OF A BASELINE DESIGN FOR THE SUPERCONDUCTOR, CONTROL SYSTEM, ELECTRONICS, SENSORS, AND ACTUATORS. THE PHASE II EFFORT WILL INCLUDE DETAILED DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND TESTING OF A PROTOTYPE UNIT.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy J Hawkey
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Satcon Technology Corp.
12 Emily St Cambridge, MA 02139

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