Large Moment Arm Propulsive Attitude Control System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,633.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F04611-03-M-3013
Award Id:
66794
Agency Tracking Number:
O031-0236
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161234687
Principal Investigator:
Mark Lake
Chief Engineer
(303) 664-0394
mark@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact:
Naseem Munshi
President
(303) 664-0394
naseem@ctd-materials.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Composite Technology Development, Inc. proposes to develop and demonstrate a unique and innovative large moment arm propulsive Attitude Control System (ACS) for small satellites, incorporating an Elastic Memory Composite deployable boom with amicro-propulsion thruster at its tip. The proposed Phase I effort will develop this innovative ACS system concept and demonstrate the feasibility of a key element of the deployable boom through design, fabrication and testing. Small satellites canrealize significant mass savings through the use of a propulsion-based attitude control system in place of traditional torque rods and reaction wheels. The proposed approach, with small thrusters located at the end of a long moment arm, can reduce the ACSmass requirement by up to 90 percent for a 150-kg class satellite. The proposed technology will be applicable to a large number of small satellite missions of interest to DoD, academia, and industry.

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