A SMART Lego system for Space Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-07-C-0076
Award Id:
78817
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-273-4334
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
155C-3 Moffett Park Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043688410
Principal Investigator:
Robert Hannum
Project Manager
(408) 745-7924
robert_hannum@acellent.com
Business Contact:
Amrita Kumar
Director, Business Develo
(408) 745-1188
akumar@acellent.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Acellent Technologies proposes to develop a modular plug-and-play SMART Lego SHM system to obtain real-time information for panel identification and damage detection in satellite panels during storage, upon assembly and prior to launch. This will potentially enable development of low cost, plug-and-play (PnP) satellite structures to provide an Operational Responsive Space (ORS) capability for the Air Force. Phase I focused on establishing feasibility of the system development. The Phase II program is designed to meet the challenges of the plug-and-play structures program to design, fabricate and test a practical working prototype of the SMART Lego SHM system taking into account, (1) Anticipated PnP satellite construction and assembly procedures, (2) Possible elimination of many existing satellite pre-launch test requirements and (3) Practical issues for implementation on a PnP satellite. Additionally Phase II will demonstrate the use of the SHM system to provide satellite on-orbit situational awareness information, such as (1) Impact and damage from orbital debris and micrometeoroids, (2) System identification to assess changes in satellite structural vibration modes resulting from damage incurred during launch, particle impacts, or attack and (3) Attack from laser scintillation or parasites.

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