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Ground Based Evaluation of Control Structure Interaction for Space Structures…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18117
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18117
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: Ground Based Evaluation of Control Structure Interaction for Space Structures with Adaptive Controllers
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $63,528.00
 

Abstract:

Control Structure Interaction in space structures can involve parasitic dynamics which can limit system performance and reliability for autonomous, long duration missions. Next generation spacecraft will rely on multiple actuators and sensors interacting with advanced lightweight structures to affect autonomous and highly agile response to maneuver commands for tracking, pointing, and articulation of payload system apertures. Ground based testing will play an important role in the development of such systems. Techno-Sciences will test and evaluate incipient nonlinear Control Structure Interaction dynamics. Test procedure protocol will be based on modern analysis of nonlinear dynamics focused on the observation that mode-locking, an inherently nonlinear dynamic phenomenon, is readily detectable in ground based testing and is useful in prediction and analysis of system failure modes resulting from incipient nonlinear CSI.

Principal Investigator:

William H. Bennett
3013450375

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Techno-sciences, Inc.
7833 Walker Dr., Suite 620 Greenbelt, MD 20770

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