Modular CMG Steering Logic Controller for CubeSats

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0165
Agency Tracking Number: F093-088-0261
Amount: $99,621.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-088
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
460 West 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001
DUNS: 131364820
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kiel Davis
 VP, Engineering
 (646) 459-7809
 davis@honeybeerobotics.com
Business Contact
 Chris Chapman
Title: President
Phone: (646) 459-7802
Email: chapman@honeybeerobotics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Small spacecraft, particularly CubeSat nanosatellites, are gaining increasing attention as a potential cost-effective platforms for rapid validation of new technologies, work force development and even missions of military or intelligence utility if a higher degree of agility can be achieved. To increase CubeSat agility, Honeybee is seeking to develop a modular miniature control moment gyroscope (CMG) technology. The proposed effort focuses on developing a flexible, PnP-compatible CMG Steering Law Controller (SLC). BENEFIT: According to recent studies, improving CubeSat agility will significantly increase their utility by enhancing data collection, power collection and communication. The proposed new technology will benefit CubeSat users seeking to validate new technology, educate and train personnel or students and even execute missions of science and military utility.

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