Ultra-Compact Lightweight Elastic Deployable Roll-Out Boom

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,678.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7531
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-033-0324
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-033
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
75 Robin Hill Road, Building B2, Goleta, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
825308732
Principal Investigator:
Brian Spence
Principal Investigator
(805) 693-1319
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Business Contact:
Steve White
General Manager
(805) 722-4941
Steve.White@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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