Plug-and-Play Thermal Control Structures for Satellite Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-07-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number: F061-273-3527
Amount: $1,967,040.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-273
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
2345 Anvil Street North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33710
DUNS: 836759522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth C Shannon III
 (727) 344-7300
Business Contact
 Ronald Storm
Title: Vice President & General
Phone: (727) 344-7300
Research Institution
Long lead time to launch satellites has created the need for low cost plug and play thermal control components. An alternative to passive thermal systems (louvers, etc.) is active thermal management provided by the Eclipse Variable Emissivity Electrochromic Device (VED). Eclipse VED™s: modulate emissivity; can be applied to curved surfaces; are space/vacuum durable; reduce launch weight through less power consumption; reduce thermal design time; prevent unwanted solar gain; and are low temperature vacuum deposited all solid sate devices. Eclipse is a world leader in next generation space thermal control. Eclipse technology is scheduled for space flight on the Midstar Satellite in Jan 2007. In Phase II, Eclipse will continue the program efforts by expanding the hardware system to accommodate a larger array of VEDs that can be tailored to fit virtually any spacecraft or antenna geometry.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government