Modular Actuators for Space Applications

Period of Performance: 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011

$99.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Rocketstar Robotics Inc
2510G Las Posas Road, Suite 112
Camarillo, CA 93010
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Rocketstar Robotics is proposing the development of a modern dual drive actuator. Rocketstar has put together numerous modern concepts for modular actuators that feature gear ratios on the order of 1000:1 and would be ideal candidates for many space applications. These actuators are evolutionary advancements of actuators that are currently in use today and offer performance benefits over heritage counterparts including; higher torque margins, flexible gear ratios, flexible gearing components, higher specific torque and the ability to be non redundant, electrically redundant or fully mechanically and electrically redundant.