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Company Information:

Name: ANDREWS SPACE, INC.
Address: 505 5th Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (206) 438-0681

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $811,196.00 12
SBIR Phase II $3,845,992.00 5

Award List:

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jason Andrews, CEO and President
Award Amount: $69,846.00

Alchemist - An Enabling Technology for Low Cost Access to Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven White, Lead Designer
Award Amount: $65,287.00
Abstract:
The Alchemist system we are proposing is a combined-cycle system which reduces Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) liftoff weights by a factor of four relative to all-rocket systems. This reduces the weight of major elements (e.g. Jet engines, wing, and landing gear)by 60%, and allows us the margin to use… More

MagOrion-A Nuclear Propelled MagSail for Human Exploration of the Outer Planets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jason Andrews, CEO and President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Manned exploration beyond Mars requires very high specific energy. The only potential solution under discussion is fusion propulsion. However, fusion has been ten years away for forty years. We have an available solution that combines new technology with an old concept ¿ ¿Project Orion¿. The… More

MagOrion-A Nuclear Propelled MagSail for Human Exploration of the Outer Planets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jason Andrews, CEO and President
Award Amount: $310,387.00
Abstract:
Manned exploration beyond Mars requires very high specific energy. The only potential solution under discussion is fusion propulsion. However, fusion has been ten years away for forty years. We have an available solution that combines new technology with an old concept ¿ ¿Project Orion¿. The… More

Alchemist - Air Separation Technology Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven White, Lead Designer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Alchemist system we are proposing is a combined-cycle system which reduces Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) liftoff weights by a factor of four relative to all-rocket systems. This reduces the weight of major elements (e.g. Jet engines, wing, and landing gear)by 60%, and allows us the margin to use… More

Alchemist - Air Separation Technology Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven White, Lead Designer
Award Amount: $591,680.00
Abstract:
The Alchemist system we are proposing is a combined-cycle system which reduces Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) liftoff weights by a factor of four relative to all-rocket systems. This reduces the weight of major elements (e.g. Jet engines, wing, and landing gear)by 60%, and allows us the margin to use… More

Transonic Stability Test of Variable Drag Ballute

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dana Andrews, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,962.00
Abstract:
Low cost, reliable atmospheric entry technology is needed to support NASA cargo recovery from the ISS, earth return of small payloads, planetary aerocapture, and planetary probe missions. Fixed aeroshields and winged structures are well proven, but are not appropriate for many missions due to… More

Transonic Stability Test of Variable Drag Ballute

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dana G. Andrews, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,822.00
Abstract:
Ballutes, or inflatable decelerators, offer significant advantages over rigid shells for aerocapture of planetary spacecraft and for earth reentry of cargo by providing mass savings and simplified packaging features. Traditional ballutes, however, have provided little or no trajectory control. For… More

Flexible Transpiration Cooled Thermal Protection System for Inflatable Atmospheric Capture and Entry Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dana G. Andrews, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,480.00
Abstract:
Andrews Space, Inc. proposes an innovative transpiration cooled aerobrake TPS design that is thermally protective, structurally flexible, and lightweight. This innovative design will also meet launch volume constraints and satisfy terminal aerobraking requirements. The approach will focus on… More

Novel Representations of Elevation Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Savage, Production Director
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Andrews space proposes two pronged approach to reduce the size of elevation data files that need to be stored and transmitted. The first approach is a better compression algorithm that works well on discontinuous data although is less effective on smooth data. This is the opposite of traditional… More

Reduction of Structural Mass Fraction for Extreme Solar HALE Flying Wings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dana Andrews, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $98,873.00
Abstract:
Andrews Space, Inc. proposes an innovative high altitude, long endurance (HALE) wing structural concept. The approach will be a careful optimization of the flexible and rigid structure to minimize mass. Additionally, a manufacturing feasibility study will be undertaken in order to determine if… More

Rigidized Deployable Lifting Brake for Atmospheric Entry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dana L. Andrews, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,896.00
Abstract:
Aerobraking to reduce velocity for planetary capture and landing has long been assumed for use on Mars missions because Mars has an atmosphere, and the use of aerobraking minimizes the amount of propellants required from the Earth's surface. For Mars exploration missions, where large quantities of… More

Flexible Transpiration Cooled Thermal Protection System for Inflatable Atmospheric Capture and Entry Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dana F. Andrews, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,724.00
Abstract:
Andrews Space, Inc. proposes an innovative transpiration cooled aerobrake TPS design that is thermally protective, structurally flexible, and lightweight. This innovative design will meet launch volume constraints and satisfy terminal aerobraking requirements. The approach will focus on… More

Low-Stored-Volume Wings for a Very High Altitude Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dana Andrews, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $98,954.00
Abstract:
Andrews Space proposes an inflatable rigidizable wing that can be stored folded or rolled up, and deployed at altitude via an inflation system, and will then cure to form a rigid wing improving the reliability and reducing the risk of an inflatable wing. It will also be much lighter and have a much… More

Aerodynamic Characterization of Debris Fragments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bob Henke, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The problem of debris propagation and impact location has been studied since the formation of the Missile Defense Agency because accurate prediction of where and with what probability the fragments created during an intercept will impact the ground is crucial to the determination of possible… More

High Energy Micro Rocket Stages for Tactical & Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Darrel Robertson, Engineer
Award Amount: $98,916.00
Abstract:
Andrews Space, Inc. proposes to test new high energy density propellant combinations and conduct a feasibility study on their applications. These propellants are enablers for use in high performance tactical missiles, high delta-V single stage vehicles such as a suborbital point to point vehicles,… More

Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials for Arc Light Hypersonic Tactical Strike

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Beerman, Materials Engineer
Award Amount: $1,745,379.00
Abstract:
Andrews Space has shown under a recently completed DARPA study for the Long Range Time Critical Strike initiative that a morphing wing hypersonic vehicle that uses deployable aerosurfaces can very effectively extend the range and decrease the time to target for munitions launched within the… More