Magnetically Suspended Gimbal for Antenna Pointing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,968.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1998
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
41634
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
SATCON TECHNOLOGY CORP.
161 First St, Cambridge, MA, 02142
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Douglas D. Havenhill
 (617) 349-0925
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current Satellite antenna pointing systems utilize electromagnetically driven gimbals supported by conventional ball bearings. Ball bearings require lubricants have limited life and produce stiction limiting pointing accuracy and stability.

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