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An Outrigger Component for a Deployable Occulter System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
125010
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
ROCCOR, LLC
686 S. Taylor Avenue, Ste. 108 Louisville, CO 80027-8039
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: An Outrigger Component for a Deployable Occulter System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CP27P
Award Amount: $124,874.00
 

Abstract:

Roccor, LLC, propose the development of a highly novel and structurally efficient outrigger strut design feature that efficiently integrates with a large deployable starshade or, occulter, currently under development by NASA-JPL. The starshade acts as an external occulter to suppress the incoming starlight sufficiently for detecting and characterizing exoplanets. Key to the performance of the occulter is achieving sufficiently high out-of-plane stiffness to withstand maneuvering loads as well as meet the shape-tolerance requirement. Roccor's proposed effort utilizes a highly novel deployable outrigger system that seamlessly integrates into the current deployable occulter design. Further, Roccor's approach leverages our considerable background in elastically stowed and deployed composite structures.

Principal Investigator:

William Francis
Principal Engineer
3035877467
will.francis@roccor.com

Business Contact:

Douglas Campbell
Chief Operating Officer
7203008167
doug.campbell@roccor.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ROCCOR, LLC
686 S. Taylor Avenue, Ste. 108 Louisville, CO 80027-8039

EIN/Tax ID: 452073911
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No