Spacecraft Integrated-Power and Attitude-Control System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,248.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-12-C-0119
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-102-2369
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-102
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Blue Canyon Technologies LLC
1524 North St, Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
826940673
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Beckner
Principal Investigator
(720) 207-4745
mbeckner@bluecanyontech.com
Business Contact:
George Stafford
President
(303) 440-1034
stafford@bluecanyontech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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