SCI-HI - A Programmable Multi-Input High Speed Asynchronous Encoder/Decoder

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$589,030.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
32643
Agency Tracking Number:
32643
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4126 Linden Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stephen T. Thompson
(513) 252-5601
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The increasing complexity and size of spacecraft has aggravated the problem of packaging a spacecraft for launch and subsequently deploying the spacecraft in its operational configuration. The motors and spring-driven deployment mechanisms and their associated release /latch devices are single-point failure sources, with significant failure potentials due to launch loads, thermal cycling, and the space environment. Several technologies such as shape memory alloys and electrostrictive/magnetostrictive materials, are beginning to emerge as possible replacements for these deployment mechanisms. Saddleback Aerospace has devised several deployment schemes based on a new candidate material: a shape memory ploymer. The polymer should offer low cost, lower weight, easier attachment and greater design versatility than existing or emerging technologies. In the proposed Phase I program, candidate roles for shape memory polymer actuators will be evaluated, and two prototype actuates will be fabricated.| Benefits: The development of shape memory polymer space actuator mechanism will benefit the design of all classes of satellites and spacecraft, particularly the newer class of LEO and MEO communications satellites.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government