CTD Awarded Patent for Multiple Boom Deployment
December 25, 2018
CTD’s was awarded another patent for continued innovation in the area of high stowage efficiency systems for satellites, specifically in the area of multiple boom deployments. US Patent 10160555, Multiple Boom Deployment, enables multiple booms to be efficiently stowed and deployed for various satellite missions requiring the deployment of orthogonal instruments and sensors. This highly efficient and novel stowage method enables for payload volume for other spacecraft systems, as well as lower enabling a smaller satellite footprint which is especially important for satellite constellations as smaller satellites results in lower acquisition and launch cost. This technology is already in use and available in the form of CTD’s Quad- and Dual-Boom Deployers.