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Deployable Capture Device for Orbit Debris

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-22-C-A064
Agency Tracking Number: FX21S-TCSO1-0376
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF21S-TCSO1
Solicitation Number: X21.S
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-09-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-10
Small Business Information
15181 Woodlawn Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780-1111
United States
DUNS: 076084490
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Linden Bolisay
 (714) 259-0771
Business Contact
 Larry Beebe
Phone: (714) 259-0771
Research Institution
 University of Southern California – Information Sciences Institute
 David Barnhart
4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-6611
United States

 (310) 448-8644
 Nonprofit College or University

L.Garde, Inc. is proposing to develop DeCaDe (Deployable Capture Device) in response the Air Force solicitation for active debris removal. DeCaDe is designed to be a compact sub-assembly which can be attached to a spacecraft, and when in close proximity deploy a net to capture the targeted orbiting debris. DeCaDe can provide permanent engagements for de-orbiting missions or reversible engagements for collecting or gathering of materials for recycle/reuse. The proposed Phase I effort will demonstrate feasibility through model based simulation, as well as component level prototype fabrication and testing. Test results will be used to update models and develop scaling laws for capturing orbiting debris of various sizes. 

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

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