RAPDAR™ (Roll-out and Passively Deployed Array)
Composite Technology Development’s RAPDAR™ (Roll-out and Passively Deployed Array) is a highly efficient solar array deployment system. The RAPDAR™ system is compatible with most thin-film cell technology and leverages CTD’s elastic memory composite technology. RAPDAR™ is passively deployed using solar energy. With no spacecraft power required, the RAPDAR™ design breaks down many solar array scaling barriers including total power, specific power, and specific cost of power. The RAPDAR™ flight experiment unit is a 400-watt array designed for integration onto an ESPA (EELV Secondary Payload Adapter) class satellite.