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Thermal Control for Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Satellites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-107-1454
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-107
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
LoadPath, LLC
933 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste 500-326 Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Thermal Control for Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Satellites
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0038
Award Amount: $99,943.00
 

Abstract:

The objective is to provide a robust thermal control subsystem (TCS) design focused on overcoming the unique challenges of Responsive Space (RS). The proposed TCS design will be based on state-of-the-art technologies including: variable emissivity devices, variable heat transfer layers, and advanced insulating materials to name a few. Technologies such as these have recently been the subject of significant DoD investment as a response to the RS charge. However, the literature has shown that little work has been done to evaluate how they might be integrated in a combined system. This work will identify enabling TCS technologies, evaluate their current performance, and provide a synthesized TCS specifically designed to overcome RS challenges. The overall performance and capabilities of the resulting TCS design will be fully evaluated and described. BENEFIT: This research and development effort provides a direct response to the unique thermal challenges of Responsive Space. Specifically, a modular and reconfigurable thermal control subsystem design will be developed and evaluated based on state-of-the-art technologies. This unique approach has the potential to significantly reduce design, development, and integration costs.

Principal Investigator:

Derek Hengeveld
Senior Engineer
(605) 690-1612
dhengeveld@loadpath.com

Business Contact:

Gregory Sanford
Principal Engineer
(505) 270-1915
gsanford@loadpath.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LoadPath, LLC
5555 Zuni Road SE Suitte 20-342 Albuquerque, NM -

EIN/Tax ID: 264750940
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No