NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 H5.01-7702
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Large Deployable Structures for Smallsats
PROPOSAL TITLE: High Performance TRAC Boom for Solar Sails

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
ROCCOR, LLC
500 South Arthur, Unit 300
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(720) 200-0068

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Tom Murphey
tom.murphey@roccor.com
500 S Arthur Ave Unit 300
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(300) 200-0068

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Douglas Campbell
doug.campbell@roccor.com
500 South Arthur, Unit 300
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(300) 200-0068

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Large Deployable Structures for Smallsats is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
In response to NASA's need for compact, low-cost deployable solar sail booms for CubeSats, Roccor proposes to develop a high performance composite TRAC (TRAC HP) Boom system. The proposed design will advance TRAC technology through: 1) the use of thin-ply composite laminates that are capable of higher packaging strains, 2) the use of high modulus carbon fibers to increase specific modulus of the deployed booms, and 3) incorporating a stepped taper of the boom laminate thickness along its length to improve compression efficiency while minimizing impact to packaged volume. Preliminary analyses indicate a composite TRAC HP boom can achieve more than a 3X increase in buckling strength and 15X reduction in thermal deformations compared to the Elgiloy TRAC design currently baselined for NASA?s NEA Scout mission.
The overarching Phase I objective is to conduct an preliminary design-analysis-fabrication-test loop for a TRAC HP four-boom system capable of meeting requirements for NASA?s NEA Scout mission, and clearly identify engineering development risks that must be addressed to ultimately ensure adequate performance of these booms on-orbit. During Phase II, the TRAC HP Boom system will be developed to a proto-flight level of maturity (engineering design to flight CDR, and manufacturing/test plan in conformance with flight hardware quality standards), and numerous hardware prototypes will be built and tested to establish performance for NEA Scout and other CubeSat solar sail missions of interest to NASA.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
* Deployable solar sails
* Deployable mono-pole and di-pole antennas for CubeSats
* Deployable CubeSat decelerators

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
* Deployable solar sails
* Deployable mono-pole and di-pole antennas for CubeSats
* Deployable CubeSat decelerators

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.)
Actuators & Motors
Characterization
Composites
Deployment
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Photon Sails (Solar; Laser)
Polymers
Spacecraft Design, Construction, Testing, & Performance (see also Engineering; Testing & Evaluation)
Spacecraft Instrumentation & Astrionics (see also Communications; Control & Monitoring; Information Systems)
Structures

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