NASA SBIR 2008 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 08-2 S3.03-8644
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX09CD06P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Power Generation and Storage
PROPOSAL TITLE: High-Performance Elastically Self-Deployed Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA)

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Deployable Space Systems (DSS)
955 Nysted Drive
Solvang, CA 93463 - 2247
(805) 693-1319

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Brian Spence
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
955 Nysted Drive
Solvang, CA 93463 - 2247
(805) 693-1319

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 5 to 6

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Deployable Space Systems (DSS) has developed an ultra-lightweight elastically self-deployable roll-out solar array (ROSA) structural platform that when combined with ultra-thin 33% IMM PV or 29.5% standard ZTJ PV solar-cell flexible blanket technologies can produce a near-term and low-risk solar array system that provides revolutionary performance in terms of high specific power (>500 W/kg BOL with IMM & >225 W/kg with ZTJ), lightweight, high deployed stiffness, high deployed strength, compact stowage volume (>50 kW/m3 BOL), reliability, affordability, and rapid commercial readiness. ROSA's predicted performance metrics are incredible improvements over current state-of-the-art, and in many cases are mission-enabling for future applications. The ROSA technology innovation is applicable to practically all NASA and non-NASA missions as a direct replacement for current solar array technologies. The proposed Phase 2 program has been uniquely structured to methodically develop a feasible scaled-up ROSA solar array system specifically configured for NASA's Outer-Planets mission applications, collaboratively with all the technology stakeholders, and increase technology readiness to TRL 5/6. The successful completion of the proposed program will rapidly ready the mission-enabling ROSA solar array technology for commercial infusion into future programs.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA applications for DSS's ROSA solar array include practically all missions as a direct replacement for classical state-of-the-practice solar array technologies. DSS's ROSA solar array is applicable for all LEO Orbital, GEO Orbital, Interplanetary, Deep Space, Outer-Planets, Lunar Surface, and Planetary Lander missions.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential non-NASA applications for DSS's ROSA solar array include practically all commercial and military missions as a direct replacement for classical state-of-the-practice solar array technologies. DSS's ROSA solar array is applicable for all LEO Orbital, MEO Orbital, GEO Orbital, fixed-terrestrial, and mobile-terrestrial applications/missions. These missions include, but are not limited to: Operational Responsive Space (ORS), Nano-Satellite, MILSATCOM, Space Based Radar, Solar Electric (SEP) Tugs, SBIRS, DARPA space and/or terrestrial applications, and Army mobile power applications.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Composites
Kinematic-Deployable
Photovoltaic Conversion
Renewable Energy


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