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COMPACT SATELLITE BUS DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
27902
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27902
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEROASTRO, INC.
20145 Ashbrook Place Ashburn, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: COMPACT SATELLITE BUS DESIGN
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $79,257.00
 

Abstract:

Construction of a very small (~1 kg) satellite bus compatible with the requirements of a 3 axis controlled satellite mission is presently technically feasible. Such systems have been discussed, but none have been realized yet because of technology and cost considerations. Such a satellite would have enormous commercial potential in applications including communications and remote sensing both because its launch cost as a piggyback is negligible, and the highly integrated, commercial style of construction similar to portable CD players and cellular phones, allows recurring cost 1% to 5% of existing low cost, miniature satellites. By applying innovative design and development methods which have already been proven in the commercial sector and available technology, such a system is now feasible, and can be constructed with recurring costs well under $100,000. This system would provide the capabilities of a satellite bus, including power production and storage, processing, data storage, communications, and attitude determination and control.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Dynes
7037092240

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aeroastro Corp
520 Huntmar Park Dr., Suite 100a Herndon, VA 22070

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