You are here

CONTROL-STRUCTURES INTERACTION SATELLITE (CSI-SAT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13008
Amount: $49,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1990
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 867
Great Falls, VA 22066
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert R Strunce Jr
 (703) 759-2933
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

THIS PROPOSAL WILL DESCRIBE AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR SPACE FLIGHT EPERIMENTS TO DEMONSTRATE AND VALIDATE CONTROL-STRUCTURES INTERACTION (CSI) TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODOLOGIES BASED ON EMERGING SMALL SATELLITE INITIATIVE. THIS PHASE I PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE CONCEPT DESIGN FOR A CONTROL-STRUCTURES INTERACTION SATELLITE (CSI-SAT), LAUNCHING PLATFORM AND GROUND MISSION OPERATIONS CENTER NECESSARY FOR PERFORMING AFFORDABLE ON-ORBIT TESTING OF SELECTED CSI TECHNOLOGIES WHICH CAN NOT BE ACCOMMODATED IN GROUND TESTS. THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS CSI-SAT FLIGHT EXPERIMENT APPROACH ARE THEAT (1) IT WOULD BE A DEDICATED CSI FLIGHT EXPERIMENT WITH APPROXIMATELY A ONE YEAR LIFE TIME; (2) WITH THE APPROPRIATE CONCEPT DESIGN, NUMEROUS GUEST INVESTIGATORS COULD FLIGHT TEST INNOVATIVE MATERIALS OR COMPONENTS AS WELL AS UPLINK EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL ALGORITHMS FOR EVALUATION; (3) IT WILL PROVIDE A RECONFIGURABLE PLATFORM FOR FLIGHT TESTING NEW CSI TECHNOLOGIES/METHODOLOGIES BEFORE APPLYING THEM TO OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS; (4) THIS APPROACH IS POTENTIALLY 5 TO 10 TIMES LOWER IN COST THAN PREVIOUSLY PROPOSED METHODS.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government