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Inertial Energy Storage and Roll Control Module

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
20826
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20826
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: Inertial Energy Storage and Roll Control Module
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,853.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy has expressed an interest in developing a combined power and roll control module to improve the utilization of the volume within a missile envelope. Combined power and attitude control modules have been proposed before for orbiting spacecraft with emphasis on high specific energies (kJ/lb). The application of this technology to missiles demands emphasis on achieving a high energy density (kJ/in3) in conjunction with a relatively high torquing capability. However, the power requirements are incompatible with the torque requirement if a simple motor/generator, reaction wheel approach is adopted. The proposal here outlines a program for attacking this challenging problem and presents a viable solution for achieving the desired goals. The component technologies for a successful design do exist. In fact SatCon Technology Corporation is fabricating a 65.4 kJ/Ib carbon fibre flywheel unit storing 8.0 NJ of energy and delivering attitud.e control torques for large spacecraft. Integrating these technologies into a volume constrained package requires an in depth knowledge of flywheel energy storage/retrieval, power conditioning and attitude control techniques. Phase I program will conduct a technology assessment, design a module and evaluate expected performance. Phase II program will build, test and deliver a prototype model.

Principal Investigator:

Vijay Gondhalekar
6176610540

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:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No