CONTROL-STRUCTURES INTERACTION SATELLITE (CSI-SAT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,954.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
13008
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Star Tech
Po Box 867, Great Falls, VA, 22066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert R Strunce Jr
(703) 759-2933
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL WILL DESCRIBE AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR SPACE FLIGHT EPERIMENTS TO DEMONSTRATE AND VALIDATE CONTROL-STRUCTURES INTERACTION (CSI) TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODOLOGIES BASED ON EMERGING SMALL SATELLITE INITIATIVE. THIS PHASE I PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE CONCEPT DESIGN FOR A CONTROL-STRUCTURES INTERACTION SATELLITE (CSI-SAT), LAUNCHING PLATFORM AND GROUND MISSION OPERATIONS CENTER NECESSARY FOR PERFORMING AFFORDABLE ON-ORBIT TESTING OF SELECTED CSI TECHNOLOGIES WHICH CAN NOT BE ACCOMMODATED IN GROUND TESTS. THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS CSI-SAT FLIGHT EXPERIMENT APPROACH ARE THEAT (1) IT WOULD BE A DEDICATED CSI FLIGHT EXPERIMENT WITH APPROXIMATELY A ONE YEAR LIFE TIME; (2) WITH THE APPROPRIATE CONCEPT DESIGN, NUMEROUS GUEST INVESTIGATORS COULD FLIGHT TEST INNOVATIVE MATERIALS OR COMPONENTS AS WELL AS UPLINK EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL ALGORITHMS FOR EVALUATION; (3) IT WILL PROVIDE A RECONFIGURABLE PLATFORM FOR FLIGHT TESTING NEW CSI TECHNOLOGIES/METHODOLOGIES BEFORE APPLYING THEM TO OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS; (4) THIS APPROACH IS POTENTIALLY 5 TO 10 TIMES LOWER IN COST THAN PREVIOUSLY PROPOSED METHODS.

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