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Ultraprecision Pointing Accuracy for SmallSat/CubeSat Attitude Control Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CG08C
Agency Tracking Number: 144955
Amount: $749,958.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-05-18
Small Business Information
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205
Williamsport, PA 17701-1251
United States
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Bower
 Principal Investigator
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy Bower
Title: Business Official
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Research Institution

The Phase I program concluded with the successful demonstration of a piezo enhanced pointing system targeted to the CubeSat class of satellites. The Phase I program results also surpassed the Phase I goals allowing the proposed Phase II program to further push the capabilities and design of the approach. The main objective of the Phase II program is to further quantify the performance of the Attitude Control Piezo Adaptor (ACPA) and to expand it beyond the single axis Phase I testbed into a fully characterized three-axes prototype. In addition, the Phase I analytical models will be enhanced into the three-axes system and utilized in the modeling, design, and testing of the control algorithms. QorTek plans to team with Boeing Huntington Beach to fully test and quantify the performance of the three axis prototype.

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