NASA STTR 2015 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-2 T1.01-9963
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Affordable Nano/Micro Launch Propulsion Stages
PROPOSAL TITLE: NLV Upper Stage Development and Flight Testing

NAME: Garvey Spacecraft Corporation NAME: University of Alaska Fairbanks
STREET: 389 Haines Avenue STREET: 903 Koyukuk Drive
CITY: Long Beach CITY: Fairbanks
STATE/ZIP: CA  90814 - 1841 STATE/ZIP: AK  99775 - 7320
PHONE: (562) 498-2984 PHONE: (907) 474-7558

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Christopher M Bostwick
389 Haines Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814 - 1841
(661) 547-9779

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. John M Garvey
389 Haines Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814 - 1841
(562) 498-2984

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Affordable Nano/Micro Launch Propulsion Stages is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Our Phase I results include a preliminary design for an advanced nanosat launch vehicle (NLV) upper stage that features several advanced propulsion technologies, as well as extensive empirical data from a series of pathfinding operations conducted at both the Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska on Kodiak Island and the Poker Flat Research Range. For Phase II, we are taking major steps, such as building a prototype upper stage, static fire testing it, and conducting another round of pathfinding operations at Kodiak in pursuit of an opportunity to manifest such a prototype stage on a suborbital flight test.

Key technologies include LOX/densified propylene propulsion system, liquid rocket engine featuring a 3D additively manufactured injector, pyro-free mechanisms, and use of elements of NASA's Autonomous Flight Termination Unit. Our RI - University of Alaska Fairbanks - will continue to support the evaluation of UAS utilization for range services like telemetry acquisition.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
CubeSat Launch Initiative (CLI,
Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa)
University-Class Explorer missions
Small Explorer missions
Interplanetary CubeSat Missions
Flight Opportunities program
Venture Class launch services
microgravity payload delivery and return missions

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
commercial imaging constellation systems: Planet Labs, Google / Skybox Imaging / Terra Bella; Spire, NSF, DOD Space Test Program. Office of Operationally Responsive Space, NRO,
DARPA's XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (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.)
Launch Engine/Booster
Telemetry/Tracking (Cooperative/Noncooperative; see also Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)
Vehicles (see also Autonomous Systems)

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