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Miniature Interferometric Star Tracker for Harsh Space Environments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1700
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-011
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Optical Physics Company
26610 Agoura Road Suite 240 Calabasas, CA 91302-3857
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Miniature Interferometric Star Tracker for Harsh Space Environments
Agency: DOD
Contract: W9113M-11-C-0027
Award Amount: $933,366.00
 

Abstract:

Optical Physics Company (OPC) is proposing to develop, manufacture, and test the TRL 5 prototype of a novel miniaturized interferometric star tracker (MiST). OPC comes into this project with a TRL 5 demonstration of the full size version of the interferometric star tracker (iST) design completed under an Air Force sponsored Phase II contract. During the 15-month Phase II effort, a prototype of MiST will be designed, assembled, and tested first in the laboratory and then in the field with a real star field. This will be followed by space qualification testing of key MiST components, specifically for exposure to radiation, thermal, vacuum and vibration environments. After these tests, using the exposed elements the MiST prototype will be reassembled and retested in the laboratory environment to uncover any performance losses. Phase II work will conclude with a TRL 6 MiST prototype design.

Principal Investigator:

Richard A. Hutchin
CEO
(818) 880-2907
rahutchin@opci.com

Business Contact:

Gail Erten
Director of Marketing
(818) 880-2907
gerten@opci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optical Physics Company
26610 Agoura Road Suite 240 Calabasas, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 954636235
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No