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Satellite Modular and Reconfigurable Thermal System - SMARTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-08-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: F071-294-1540
Amount: $746,412.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-294
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-05-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-08-17
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States
DUNS: 153908801
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Walter Zimbeck
 Program Manager
 (410) 987-8988
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Title: CEO
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Research Institution

The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) goal of a "six-day" satellite is not achievable using the traditional flight thermal design paradigm. A drastically simpler paradigm must emerge that uses elemental (COTS-like) thermal control modules that can be rapidly and reliably linked to enable a wide range of missions irrespective of the satellite and the orbital environment. TA&T in collaboration with ATK Space and B&K Engineering propose a thermal control architecture consistent with the principles of responsive space. The proposed architecture is called the Satellite Modular And Reconfigurable Thermal System (SMARTS). The Phase II project will continue and finallize the SMARTS architectural trade studies and perform detailed thermal modeling of a representative ORS spacecraft using SMARTS. The analytical results will guide the design of a sub-scale test bed consisting of multiple panels and a radiator. Phase II will culminate with testing and model correlation using the SMARTS test bed.

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