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Electrically Activated Shape Memory Polymer for Smallsat Components, Phase I

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CRG proposes to advance smallsat and cubesat deployable components enabling CRG's electrically activated shape memory polymer (EASMP) to transition a rigid component with characteristics representing a thermoset into lower modulus state as an elastomer for flexibility. This switch will be capable with a single momentary electrical activation. This bi-stable solution will allow for a lightweight, compact, and controlled solution of deployment for multiple smallsat components such as latches, hinges, reflectors, booms, etc. This technology will not be limited by mission size or application, it is capable of scalability for a large range of applications. More »

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