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Multi-A.U. SOLAROSA Concentrator Solar Array for Space Science Missions

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
125222
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Deployable Space Systems, Inc.
75 Robin Hill, Building B2 Goleta, CA 93117-3108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Multi-A.U. SOLAROSA Concentrator Solar Array for Space Science Missions
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CC57P
Award Amount: $124,936.00
 

Abstract:

Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Mark O'Neill LLC (MOLLC) will focus the proposed NASA Phase 1 effort on the development of our innovative SOLAROSA technology. SOLAROSA, named for Stretched Optical Lens Architecture on Roll-Out Solar Array, is a new lightweight, high performance space solar array that enables missions through low cost, lightweight, compact stowage volume, radiation hardness, high voltage capability, scalability to ultra-high power, and LILT/HIHT environment operability. SOLAROSA is a fusion of ENTECH's proven Stretched Lens Array (SLA) concentrator technology with DSS's innovative ultra-lightweight Roll-Out Solar Array deployable structural platform. The proposed Phase 1 program is uniquely focused on SOLAROSA development that provides multi-A.U. operability and large beta axis off-pointing operational capability. SOLAROSA promises to provide NASA/industry a near-term and low-risk solar array system that provides revolutionary performance in terms of high specific power (>400-500 W/kg BOL at wing level), affordability (>50% projected cost savings at the array level), lightweight, high deployed stiffness, high deployed strength, compact stowage volume (>60-80 kW/m3 BOL), reliability, high radiation tolerance, high voltage operation capability, scalability, and LILT & HIHT operation capability (LILT?Low Intensity Low Temperature, HIHT?High Intensity High Temperature).

Principal Investigator:

Brian Spence
Principal Investigator
8057228090
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com

Business Contact:

Brian Spence
Business Official
8057228090
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Deployable Space Systems, Inc.
75 Robin Hill, Building B2 Goleta, CA 93117-3108

EIN/Tax ID: 271889503
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No