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Affordable, Precision Reflector Mold Technology (PDRT08-029-1)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90700
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084935
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Affordable, Precision Reflector Mold Technology (PDRT08-029-1)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CA84C
Award Amount: $599,999.00
 

Abstract:

Future NASA missions including the Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope (CCAT) and Global Atmospheric Composition Mission (GACM), require 1 to 4 meter aperture, submillimeter-wavelength, primary reflector (mirror) segments. Astigmatic surface errors in a composite primary reflector and inconsistent radius of curvature in composite reflector segments limit application of composites to instruments. This project proposes to improve upon state-of-the-art passive reflector surface accuracy by characterizing the behavior and properties of actuated, graphite composite reflector laminates and panels that are suitable for space and earth science instruments. Surface error in composite primary reflectors and inconsistent radius of curvature in composite reflector segments currently limit application of composites to submillimeter wavelength primary mirrors. The goal is to minimize surface error including ROC error.

Principal Investigator:

Eldon P. Kasl
Principal Investigator
8585874200
ekasl@vanguardcomposites.com

Business Contact:

Steven L. Sherman
V.P. Business Administration
8584441826
ssherman@drtechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DR Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA 92126

EIN/Tax ID: 330601418
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No