Deployable Antenna Hinge

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F29601-01-C-0148
Award Id:
47469
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0355
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1505 Coal Creek Drive, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161234687
Principal Investigator:
FredBeavers
Director of R&D
(303) 664-0394
fred@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact:
NaseemMunshi
President
(303) 664-0394
naseem@ctd-materials.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
CTD proposes to continue the development and demonstration of Elastic Memory Composite (EMC) hinges for deployable spacecraft components. Prototype EMC hinges fabricated in Phase I met or exceeded all feasibility demonstration testing goals. Thefeasibility of this approach was conclusively demonstrated. Phase II will continue this effort through the development of improved EMC hinged designs, and extensive space qualification testing individual thermal-vacuum, vibration, acoustic and funtionalperformance testing. Other tasks in Phase II will identify, evaluate and demonstrate other EMC hinge applications for deployable structures, and will continue the development and testing of other EMC deployable components, including open grid booms. EMChinges for deployable spacecraft components will lead to lighter weight, reduce deployment shock and higher reliablity. These and other EMC deployable components will have wide applicability in future satellites and spacecraft. The unique properties ofthe EMC materials will have broad applicability in commercial markets including medical products, sporting goods, construction and packaging.

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