Wireless Data and Power Transfer on Small Spacecraft

Period of Performance: 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008

$99.8K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

AeroAstro Corporation
20145 Ashbrook Place
Ashburn, VA 20147
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Abstract

Achieving low-cost space missions implies lowering all phases of mission development, including spacecraft design, assembly, integration and test. The concept of the wireless spacecraft bus is something most technical people are at least half familiar with - the half which includes wireless data transfer, something available on every computer laptop today. But wireless is not really wireless if the power is delivered through wires. Both power and data need to be delivered wirelessly for the true potential impact of wireless to be made on spacecraft design, build, integration, and test.