Photonic Assoc.

1621 Calle Torreon
Santa Fe, NM 87501
http://members.aol.com/crphipps/pa/pa.html
2 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $1.57MM
First Award Date 09/01/98
Most Recent Award Date 07/14/04

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Phipps Dr. Claude Phipps 6 Message

6 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA04-019
Budget: 07/14/04 - 02/23/05

We will develop a detailed conceptual design study of precision propulsion techniques, and quantify the expected performance characteristics with analysis, modeling and hardware. We will determine spacecraft performance criteria for spacecraft operating in clusters, propulsion system requirements, and analyze spacecraft vector velocity and place...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO02-006
Budget: 01/29/04 - 04/28/06

There exists a critical need for revolutionary, new aerospace propulsion-related technologies. The micro Laser Plasma Thruster (uLPT) which Photonic Associates originated is such a technology. Our uLPT uses a cluster of diode lasers focused to a 25mm spot on the back of a transparent tape coated with a 50mm-thick carbon-containing absorbing lay...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD03-008
Budget: 05/23/03 - 01/23/04

There exists a critical need for innovative low power electric propulsion thrusters for stationkeeping and orbit maneuvering of small satellites. Highly desirable features are thrust-to-weight ratio, high specific impulse operation, environmental compatibility and lifetime We believe these requirements can be met by a nanosecond-pulse version of...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO02-006
Budget: 06/21/02 - 12/20/02

BMDO has a critical need for advancements in propulsion to achieve major reductions in the costs of placing and maintaining payloads in desired locations. In particular, efficient launch systems for small technological payloads and advances in small thrusters propulsion systems are needed, and these require revolutionary, new aerospace propulsio...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of New Mexico

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF98T003
Budget: 01/27/00 - 01/26/02

Micro and Nano-satellites will be from 100kg to aslittle as 1kg. However, microthrusters which produce the very small minimum impuulse bits (MIB) needed to accurately point these satellites did not exist before we developed our micro laser plasma thruster (uLPT) in Phase I. The uLPT is an efficient, long life, low-thrust pulsed rocket engine whi...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of New Mexico

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF98T003
Budget: 09/01/98 - 06/01/99

The growing market for repositioning small satellites requires the development of flexible, energy-efficient, robust but microweight thrusters. Microthruster concepts are scaledowns of conventional thruster designs to very small physical scale, e.g., chemical rockets, pulsed gas thrusters and plasmajets. However, behavior of at small scales is n...