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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 23
Total Value of Awards $10.1MM
First Award Date 04/29/98
Most Recent Award Date 01/24/08

23 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF073-101
Budget: 01/24/08 - 02/10/09

A variety of DoD and commercial space-based RF applications have motivated substantial development of deployable antenna reflectors over the last few decades. Of the multiple reflector architectures that have been developed, mesh antenna systems have dominated the medium-to-large (5 20 m) reflector markets. As operating frequencies extend beyo...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF071-294
Budget: 06/26/07 - 06/20/08

Recent designs for small satellite deployable space radiators have typically employed constant conductance or looped heat pipes embedded in thin-skinned honeycomb sandwich panels in order to meet stringent mass and area constraints. Deployable radiator systems utilizing loop heat pipes have been used in a spiral coil configuration to permit the...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-259
Budget: 04/17/07 - 07/12/08

Future DoD spacecraft will require larger and more thermally stable deployable structures than ever before to support these instruments. The structures must be stiff and lightweight and affordable. The deployable structure must be reliable and capable of being fully ground-tested prior to flight to ensure that it will perform as required. In th...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: LASP CU Boulder

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA05-T011
Budget: 09/19/06 - 09/19/08

Starsys, Inc. (Boulder, CO) specializes in the development and commercialization of cover systems for space applications, including non-sticking, low-out-gassing seal technologies. Under an on-going Phase I STTR with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Starsys is developing an all-metal, Knife Edge/Indium Gland seal technology that provides a prom...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-259
Budget: 05/10/06 - 05/04/07

Deployable booms are critical in enhancing the ability of space-borne surveillance systems to gather information by separating instruments from the spacecraft or by increasing antenna apertures to many times the size of the spacecraft. Examples of currently envisioned missions exist in both the commercial and military worlds. Deployable booms ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-259
Budget: 04/07/06 - 04/06/07

Recent improvements in deployable space-based structures have realized the potential for three-dimensionally deployable boom systems. Current deployable booms have expanded only in the axial direction with nearly identical stowed and deployed cross-sections. A controlled method of cross-section expansion, which maintains favorable structural c...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-015
Budget: 03/01/06 - 05/30/08

There are several variations of deployable booms, but for systems that need precise stability, articulated trusses are unequalled because they can use low coefficient of thermal expansion materials and provide the requisite stiffness. Articulated booms all require a motor and deployment mechanism to form the boom once on orbit. The current sta...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-015
Budget: 03/01/06 - 08/30/08

state-of-the-art articulated boom system for several years. The design developed during Phase 1 of this proposed Phase 2 SBIR program utilizes continuous articulated longerons with flexible composite hinges and a jackscrew deployment system. The use of continuous articulated longerons is a significant improvement in articulated boom technology...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Colorado Boulder

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA05-T011
Budget: 09/15/05 - 03/14/06

A current Exo-atmospheric Sensor utilizes an IR/Visible Sensor that does not require an external window to protect its telescope optics in the vacuum of space. However, it does require a cover or `lens cap' to protect the system while stored and during flight before it reaches an airless environment. A seal mechanism must be incorporated in th...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA04-020
Budget: 07/08/05 - 08/08/06

The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense kill vehicle launched by the Ground-Based Interceptor is sensitive to mechanical shock. The kill vehicle is subjected to mechanical shock when the shroud separates from the interceptor and when the second stage separates from the third stage. Both separation events are initiated by pyrotechnic devices. To in...

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