X-Boom

Period of Performance: 06/17/2015 - 12/17/2015

$125K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 300
Hampton, VA 23666
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

The proposed X-Boom is an innovation on rollable boom design directly relevant to NASA SBIR topic H5.01, Deployable Structures. The X-boom is a rollable Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) boom with an open and symmetrical cross-section. X-boom exhibits superior strength when compared to other open section state of the art (SOA) rollable booms and reduced system integration complexity when compared to both open and closed section SOA rollable booms.