Lightweight Composite Spacecraft Shielding

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$730,702.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1997
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
32167
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
12401 W. 49th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 B. Dean Spieth
 (303) 420-1141
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Electronics shielding weight savings of 30 percent for Air Force spacecraft are possible using composite materials instead of aluminum boxes and aluminum skin. Designs balancing polymer matrix materials and high atomic number materials will be generated for Air Force missions in various orbits. Composite materials will be fabricated and then tested to verify radiation hardness and shielding of electronic components.| Benefits: Launch cost savings of up to $2M per launch can be realized for geosynchronous satellite missions.|

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