Affordable, Precision Reflector Mold Technology (PDRT08-029-1)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,999.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CA84C
Award Id:
90700
Agency Tracking Number:
084935
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9431 Dowdy Drive, San Diego, CA, 92126
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
838266369
Principal Investigator:
EldonKasl
Principal Investigator
(858) 587-4200
ekasl@vanguardcomposites.com
Business Contact:
StevenSherman
V.P. Business Administration
(858) 444-1826
ssherman@drtechnologies.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Future NASA missions including the Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope (CCAT) and Global Atmospheric Composition Mission (GACM), require 1 to 4 meter aperture, submillimeter-wavelength, primary reflector (mirror) segments. Astigmatic surface errors in a composite primary reflector and inconsistent radius of curvature in composite reflector segments limit application of composites to instruments. This project proposes to improve upon state-of-the-art passive reflector surface accuracy by characterizing the behavior and properties of actuated, graphite composite reflector laminates and panels that are suitable for space and earth science instruments. Surface error in composite primary reflectors and inconsistent radius of curvature in composite reflector segments currently limit application of composites to submillimeter wavelength primary mirrors. The goal is to minimize surface error including ROC error.

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