An Outrigger Component for a Deployable Occulter System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,874.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CP27P
Agency Tracking Number:
125010
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ROCCOR, LLC
CO, Louisville, CO, 80027-3000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
968249636
Principal Investigator:
William Francis
Principal Engineer
(303) 587-7467
will.francis@roccor.com
Business Contact:
Douglas Campbell
Chief Operating Officer
(720) 300-8167
doug.campbell@roccor.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Roccor, LLC, propose the development of a highly novel and structurally efficient outrigger strut design feature that efficiently integrates with a large deployable starshade or, occulter, currently under development by NASA-JPL. The starshade acts as an external occulter to suppress the incoming starlight sufficiently for detecting and characterizing exoplanets. Key to the performance of the occulter is achieving sufficiently high out-of-plane stiffness to withstand maneuvering loads as well as meet the shape-tolerance requirement. Roccor's proposed effort utilizes a highly novel deployable outrigger system that seamlessly integrates into the current deployable occulter design. Further, Roccor's approach leverages our considerable background in elastically stowed and deployed composite structures.

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