Laminated, Electroformed Shape Memory Composite Technology for Thin, Lightweight Space and Ground-Based Deployable Mirrors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,707.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F49620-02-C-0073
Agency Tracking Number:
F023-0069
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
1505 Coal Creek Drive, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161234687
Principal Investigator:
Naseem Munshi
President
(303) 664-0394
naseem@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact:
Naseem Munshi
President
(303) 664-0394
naseem@ctd-materials.com
Research Institution:
Northwestern University
Dr.Melville P Ulmer
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, 2131 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL, 60208
(847) 491-5633
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"Composite Technology Development, Inc. and Northwestern University propose to develop the smart materials technology, manufacturing processes and engineering methods that will enable the design and fabrication of reliable, robust and economical thin,lightweight deployable composite mirrors for space-based and ground-based applications. The Phase I program will address key feasibility demonstrations of this technology. Thin, lightweight, deployable composite mirrors may provide large savings inpayload mass for a variety of Air Force, DoD, scientific and commercial applications, leading to tremendous launch cost savings. Thin, lightweight, optical-quality deployable mirrors constructed of smart materials will have wide applicability for largespace-based and ground based missions."

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