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RESEARCH ON LARGE, HIGHLY ACCURATE INFLATABLE REFLECTORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
241
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
241
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
2790 Indian Ripple Road Russ Research Center Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: RESEARCH ON LARGE, HIGHLY ACCURATE INFLATABLE REFLECTORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,650.00
 

Abstract:

VERY LARGE AND ACCURATE REFLECTIVE SURFACES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR FUTURE APPLICATIONS SUCH AS LASER POWER TRANSMISSION, LASER PROPULSION, SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTION, ANTENNAS AND TELESCOPES. PRESENT TECHNIQUES USED TO CONSTRUCT HIGHLY ACCURATE REFLECTORS ARE LIMITED IN APPLICATION TO DIAMETERS OF A FEW METERS (LESS THAN 5). METALLIZED THIN-FILM MEMBRANES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF MOST FUTURE APPLICATIONS WITH MINIMUM WEIGHT SYSTEMS. THIS EFFORT PROPOSES TO IDENTIFY MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE THE ACCURACY OF INFLATABLE REFLECTORS OVER THAT ACHIEVED BY PREVIOUS EFFORTS. A NEW AND NOVEL APPROACH TO ACTIVE CONTROL WILL BE COMPARED TO BEST EFFORTS ATTAINED BY CONVENTIONAL PRESSURE SHAPING OF HOMOGENEOUS AND GORED THIN-FILM REFLECTORS.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Dr d david marshall
2058300375
Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectra Research Systems
999 Explorer Blvd Huntsville, AL 35806

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