Thermal Control for Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Satellites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-C-0070
Agency Tracking Number: F103-107-1454
Amount: $2,428,207.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-107
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
LoadPath, LLC
933 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste 500-326, Albuquerque, NM, 87108
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Derek Hengeveld
 Senior Engineer
 (605) 690-1612
 dhengeveld@loadpath.com
Business Contact
 Greg Sanford
Title: Principal Engineer
Phone: (505) 270-1915
Email: gsanford@loadpath.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: This effort will provide both a rapid, satellite thermal modeling tool and deployable radiator system specific to Responsive Space needs. The thermal analysis tool will allow users to make rapid decisions and apply appropriate hardware from a specific RS thermal toolbox. The deployable radiators, being a key component of this toolbox, will provide near isothermal radiator surfaces and a high thermal conductance deployment hinge. Coupled with a reliable and rugged deployment actuator and restraint mechanism, these deployable radiators will be capable of being rapidly assembled to a spacecraft. BENEFIT: The proposed effort will have a significant impact on the ORS Office and the RS community by providing thermal control subsystem innovations uniquely designed for robustness, reduced design and development times, and minimized cost. The rapid, satellite thermal modeling tool will allow users to make quick decisions and apply appropriate hardware from a specific RS thermal toolbox. The deployable radiator technology will provide near isothermal radiator surfaces and a high thermal conductance deployment hinge specifically tailored to ORS architectures.

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