Deployable Antenna Hinge

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$600,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
F29601-01-C-0148
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2001
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0355
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
1505 Coal Creek Drive, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
161234687
Principal Investigator
 Fred Beavers
 Director of R&D
 (303) 664-0394
 fred@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact
 Naseem Munshi
Title: President
Phone: (303) 664-0394
Email: naseem@ctd-materials.com
Research Institution
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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