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New Structures for Large Sensor Array Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63566
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
024314
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: New Structures for Large Sensor Array Platforms
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG04CA19C
Award Amount: $599,985.00
 

Abstract:

Second-order Augmentation of Lattice Trusses (SALT) is a unique configuration that promises to alleviate many constraints on the design of large deployable space structures, enabling more mass and packaging-efficient structures due to the effect of multi-tiered (higher-order structural hierarchy) latticing. In the Phase I SBIR study, ABLE Engineering performed analyses, design studies and testing to successfully demonstrate concept feasibility of the SALT system. The primary technical objective of the proposed Phase II program is to focus on hardware development and system implementation with the design, manufacture and build of a working multiple-bay Engineering Model (EM) of a CoilABLE boom that incorporates the SALT technology. Additionally, system-level analytical models will be developed that leverage off of the validated component-level models generated in Phase 1. These models will be used concurrently during the boom design process to allow system optimization, and will also be used to correlate the prototype performance testing. The EM hardware development and the validated analytic models of its behavior will effectively demonstrate system-level function and stiffness/strength performance, increasing the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) to 5. The successful completion of the proposed Phase II program will ready the SALT CoilABLE system for use on advanced missions.

Principal Investigator:

Bill Gadsby
Principal Investigator
8056902447
bgadsby@aec-able.com

Business Contact:

Bill Gadsby
Contracts Manager
8056902447
bgadsby@aec-able.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEC-Able Engineering Company, Inc.
7202 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 952964846
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No