Ultra-Compact Lightweight Elastic Deployable Roll-Out Boom

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7531
Agency Tracking Number: B103-033-0324
Amount: $99,678.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA10-033
Solitcitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Deployable Space Systems
75 Robin Hill Road, Building B2, Goleta, CA, -
Duns: 825308732
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Spence
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 693-1319
 Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Business Contact
 Steve White
Title: General Manager
Phone: (805) 722-4941
Email: Steve.White@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
DSS"s innovative elastic deployable Roll-Out Boom will provide revolutionary performance when compared to conventional state-of-the-art technologies, and will significantly enhance operations and capability for future MDA and DoD missions, including PTSS and STSS. The proposed technology is strong, stiff, lightweight, thin, compactly-stowed, scalable, affordable, and can be fabricated from ultra-lightweight composite or metallic materials, and in a broad range of cross-sections. The technology can be made magnetic, non-magnetic, conductive, or non-conductive, and can seamlessly integrate harnessing. The technology can be used as a self-deploying antenna, deployment and support for calibration sensors, electric field antenna, linear actuator, grapple arm, gravity gradient boom, camera support, inspection aid, or as an actuator/structure for deploying payloads, antennas, solar arrays, instrument benches, solar sails, and sunshades. The Roll-Out Boom technology employs an innovative deployment synchronization system to provide controlled, reliable and repeatable deployments in a known kinematic path. The technology provides exceptional structural performance in a small lightweight package, and is a direct replacement to current state-of-the-art systems. Boom sizes envisioned can be from 0.5-inch to 12-inches in diameter (or greater), with lengths from 0.25m to 50m long (or longer).

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