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HYPERVELOCITY OXYGEN SOURCE FOR THE STUDY OF ATOM-SURFACE INTERACTIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
3621
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3621
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821-3976
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HYPERVELOCITY OXYGEN SOURCE FOR THE STUDY OF ATOM-SURFACE INTERACTIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $446,000.00
 

Abstract:

SPACE-BASED FACILITIES FACE AN UNEXPECTEDLY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT AT ORBITAL ALTITUDES DUE TO CHEMICAL INTERACTIONS WITH ATOMIC OXYGEN AT THE HIGH VELOCITIES OF ORBITING SPACECRAFT. DEGRADATION AND EROSION OF MATERIALS FACING INTO THE ATMOSPHERIC WIND POSE A THREAT TO THE EFFECTIVE LIFE AND UTILITY OF SATELLITES, SPACE STATION SYSTEMS, AND EXPECIALLY SPACE-BASED OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION. WE PROPOSE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING A GROUND-BASED FACILITY TO STUDY OXYGEN-ATOM BOMBARDMENT OF SPACE MATERIALS UNDER SIMULATED SPACE CONDITIONS. THIS FACILITY WOULD INCORPORATE AN ELECTRIC DISCHARGE HEATED HYPERTHERMAL ATOMIC OXYGEN BEAM SOURCE, "ZONE OF SILENCE" SKIMMING TECHNIQUES, AND STATE-OF-THE-ART DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS. THE GOAL OF SUCH STUDIES WOULD BE TO PROVIDE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF ATOM-SURFACE CHEMISTRY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Andrew Freedman
6176639500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research Inc.
45 Manning Rd Billerica, MA 01821

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