Magnetoelectroelastic Wireless Heater for EMC

Period of Performance: 01/06/2003 - 07/05/2003


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive Suite D
Lafayette, CO 80026
Principal Investigator


Composite Technology Development, Inc. (CTD) proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative method for providing wireless actuation energy to smart deployment and release devices incorporating CTDOs Elastic Memory Composite (EMC) material. In Phase I, CTD will demonstrate the feasibility of the wireless heating method and will develop the basic analyses for engineering such a device. In Phase II, CTD will design, fabricate and test EMC devices incorporating wireless heating, and demonstrate the practical application of such components in systems of interest to MDA. The proposed work will develop lightweight, highly reliable and cost-effective mechanisms for the deployment of solar arrays, antennas, radiators, and other appendages on future military, scientific and commercial spacecraft .