Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

1st quarter

Recipient Name:Burloak Technologies Inc. et MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Corp.
Location:Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Purpose:The use of 3D printers in additive manufacturing is significantly changing the way satellites are made. It allows more design options and lowers the cost and lead-time needed to make components. It can also result in fewer parts, easier assembly, and lighter, more efficient systems. This project will show how 3D printers can produce low-cost, space ready parts for use in the commercial satellite industry. It will use large-scale 3D printers to create a working radio frequency space antenna model. The model will be tested to ensure it meets defined mechanical and performance goals and inform future 3D printing projects. This work showcases Canada's continued leadership in new space technologies and provides many opportunities for highly qualified personnel to enhance their knowledge and skills. It also combines expertise from the additive manufacturing and space development sectors to create an all-Canadian supply chain of advanced satellite communication parts and sub-systems.
Comments:The amount allocated covers more than one fiscal year.