Traveler-ARM Isolation System for Large Flexible Space Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-03-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: 021NM-2090
Amount: $733,160.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
7200 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 040955429
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Murphy
 Chief Research Engineer
 (805) 690-2439
 dmurphy@aec-able.com
Business Contact
 Bill Gadsby
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (805) 690-2447
Email: bgadsby@aec-able.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed Phase 2 program will accelerate the development and commercialization of the Traveler-ARM isolation system conceptualized during the Phase 1 program. The Phase 1 program has established the technical feasibility and requirements compliance ofthe Traveler-ARM isolation system. The primary objective of the proposed Phase 2 program is to further develop and validate the Traveler-ARM isolation system through hardware design, manufacture, and test. Feasibility through design/analysis of a coupledTraveler-ARM isolator system and SquareRigger array will be demonstrated. Isolation system demonstration hardware consisting of key subsystem components and a full-scale passive functional demonstrator will be designed/analyzed and built. Validationtests of the demonstration hardware will be conducted to verify functionality and feasibility. The dynamic and kinematic characteristics of the demonstration hardware will be evaluated and their performance as a coupled PowerSail (isolator/array) systemwill be modeled. Analytical models of the isolation/array systems will be updated/correlated from program lessons-learned and test results. Lastly, visualization/simulation models will be developed to allow for the rational configuration development forgeneralized mission goals. The proposed Phase 2 program will be executed through a team approach working concurrently with the AFRL.

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