Plug-and-Play Thermal Control Structures for Satellite Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,467,076.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-07-C-0064
Award Id:
79291
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-273-3527
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2345 Anvil Street North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33710
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836759522
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Shannon
Scientist
(727) 344-7300
kshannon@eclipsethinfilms.com
Business Contact:
Ronald Storm
Vice President & General
(727) 344-7300
rstorm@eclipsethinfilms.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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 VEDTs: 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.

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