Spacecraft Integrated-Power and Attitude-Control System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-C-0119
Agency Tracking Number: F103-102-2369
Amount: $748,248.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF103-102
Solitcitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Blue Canyon Technologies LLC
1524 North St, Boulder, CO, -
Duns: 826940673
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Beckner
 Principal Investigator
 (720) 207-4745
Business Contact
 George Stafford
Title: President
Phone: (303) 440-1034
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: This project is developing Integrated Power and Attitude Control System (IPACS) to support 15-year Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) space missions, be capable of supplying a minimum of 1 KW of useable power, provide three-axis stabilization, and operate over a temperature range between -40 and +80 Centigrade. Additional goals include Total Dose tolerance>1 Mrad (Si), Single Event Upset immunity>60 MeV Blue Canyon Technologies will continue the development of the prototype design from Phase I to meet the full functional requirements, including the capability to provide 1kW of power for a GEO spacecraft. We will build and test a full capability Engineering Development Unit (EDU) IPACS. This EDU will be environmentally tested to achieve TRL-6. BENEFIT: This innovative solution offers spacecraft developers the opportunity to reduce system costs, reduce spacecraft mass and greatly extend the mission life. In addition, IPACS is capable of providing extremely high pulse power, much higher than comparable size and mass batteries can provide.

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