USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Miniature Reaction Wheel for Small Satellite Control

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95293
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094776
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S4
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Miniature Reaction Wheel for Small Satellite Control
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CC32P
Award Amount: $99,973.00
 

Abstract:

The overall goal of this project is to design, develop, demonstrate, and deliver a miniature, high torque, low-vibration reaction wheel for use on small satellites. Creare's miniature reaction wheel has the potential to revolutionize the design and operation of small satellites (i.e., mass from less than 1 kg up to 500 kg). Currently available reaction wheels are too large and heavy, and miniature reaction wheels do not provide sufficient control authority for use on small satellites. This primarily results from the need to greatly increase the speed of rotation of the flywheel in order to reduce the flywheel size and mass. We will achieve this goal by making use of our unique, proprietary, space-qualified, high-speed motor technology to spin the flywheel at a speed much faster than the other known miniature reaction wheels either under development or currently available. This will enable the fabrication of a miniature reaction wheel with greatly improved performance and smaller size. Creare is particularly well qualified to lead this effort given our considerable and unique past experience in miniaturizing devices for use in important space missions, our firm's longevity, and the space-qualified fabrication facilities that we maintain.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Kline-Schoder
Principal Investigator
6036402468
rjk@creare.com

Business Contact:

James J. Barry
President
6036433800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare, Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No