TETHER DEPLOYMENT MONITORING SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$250,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2747
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Anco Engineers Inc.
9937 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Paul Ibanez
Principal Investigator
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE FEASIBILITY AND ECONOMICS OF USING TETHERS FOR STATION-KEEPING OR SLING LAUNCH OF PAYLOADS IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE RELIABLE CONTROL OF THE TETHER ITSELF IN ANENVIRONMENT. THE PROPOSED TETHER DEPLOYMENT MONITORING SYSTEM (TDMS) WOULD PROVIDE DATA ON THE TETHER'S CONDITION, GUIDANCE IMFORMATION, AND EARLY WARNING ON POSSIBLE FAILURE CONDITIONS. INSTRUMENT PACKAGE WOULD BE DEPLOYED ALONG THE TETHER, APPLIED, AND REMOVED DURING TETHER DEPLOYMENT AND RECOVERY. IT NEED HAVE NO EFFECT ON TETHER DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OR DEPLOYMENT. THE PHASE I RESEARCH PROGRAM WILL PROTOTYPE SUCH AN INSTRUMENT PACKAGE, ATTACHMENT AND DETACHMENT SYSTEMS, DEVELOP OPERATING PARAMETERS, AND CHECK OUT FUNDAMENTAL OPERATION TO VERIFY THE CONCEPT'S FEASIBILITY.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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