Satellite Modular and Reconfigurable Thermal System - SMARTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-07-M-0132
Award Id:
82284
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-294-1540
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153908801
Principal Investigator:
Walter Zimbeck
Program Manager
(410) 987-8988
zimbo@techassess.com
Business Contact:
Sharon Fehrenbacher
CEO
(410) 224-3710
sharon@techassess.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To achieve the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) goal of a "six-day" satellite, the traditional flight thermal design paradigm must be fundamentally changed. A drastically simpler paradigm must emerge that uses elemental (COTS-like) thermal control modules that can be rapidly and reliably linked to enable a wide range of missions irrespective of the satellite and the orbital environment. This proposal describes a generalized thermal control architecture consistent with smallsats that need to be conceived, configured, launched, and brought on-line very quickly. Our proposed architecture is called the Satellite Modular And Reconfigurable Thermal System (SMARTS). The Phase I effort will assess the requirements, select component options and develop an analytical methodology for evaluating thermal elements are preferred for different missions. Non-functional subscale models of SMARTS will be built and their rapid configurability demonstrated in Phase I.

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