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Large Coilable Shape Memory Composite Truss

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51920
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA2109
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEC-Able Engineering Company, Inc.
7200 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117 0280
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Large Coilable Shape Memory Composite Truss
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,892.00
 

Abstract:

AEC-Able Engineering Co., Inc. (ABLE) has invented a method for inclusion of elastic shape memory composite (EMC) elements in a high-performance ultra-light deployable coilable truss (CT) with ultra-low stowed volume. The performance of the heritage ┬┐CoilABLE┬┐ mast system can be increased 100x in bending stiffness and 10,000x in strength, for an equal mass per unit length. The proposed program will demonstrate the feasibility of the key element of this new structure - a collapsible EMC tube that can be coiled - while advancing preliminary design detail of the new EMC-CT system in preparation for a spaceflight application.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Spence
Program Manager
8056902433
bspence@aec-able.com

Business Contact:

Alex Roberts
General Manager
8056902401
bsmith@aec-able.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEC-Able Engineering Company, Inc.
7200 Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117

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