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Azimuthal-Current Drive (ACD) Plasma Beam for Space Debris Mitigation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97553
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-223-0375
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-223
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
119 W Denny Way Suite 210 Seattle, WA 98119-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Azimuthal-Current Drive (ACD) Plasma Beam for Space Debris Mitigation
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0182
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed innovation seeks to take advantage of a recently developed highly collimated, high density plasma system which has applications for remote space debris removal. The Azimuthal-Current drive (ACD) Plasma Beam System produces a highly directed, intense plasma beam which can be shown to be effective in removing small space debris by imparting directed energy to small objects providing enough delta V to de-orbit the target. The system is low weight, compact with an all solid state power processing unit (PPU) making it suitable for space borne applications. The ACD system's induced plasma currents provide self-focusing of the plasma beam over extended distances allowing for a single system to be effective on many targets without the need for close approach to the target. BENEFIT: The Azimuthal-Current drive (ACD) Plasma Beam System produces a highly directed, intense plasma beam for space debris removal which can protect vital asset as more and more small particle debris provides an ever increasing danger to space assets. Other potential commercial applications include its use as in-space electric thruster, precise plasma based material processing and plasma generation for medical applications. The high power pulsed solid state supply has applications in fusion energy development and high power pulsed radar systems.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Ziemba
Principal Investigator
2067803667
ziemba@eagleharbortech.com

Business Contact:

Timothy Ziemba
President
2067803667
ziemba@eagleharbortech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
Suite D3 #179 321 High School RD NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

EIN/Tax ID: 204849242
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No