NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 H5.01-8115
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Large Deployable Structures for Smallsats
PROPOSAL TITLE: Electrically Activated Shape Memory Composite Deployable Boom

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road
Dayton, OH 45440 - 3638
(937) 320-1877

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Jason Hermiller
2750 Indian Ripple Road
Dayton, OH 45440 - 3638
(937) 320-1877 Extension :1129

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ms. Chrysa Theodore
2750 Indian Ripple Road
Dayton, OH 45440 - 3638
(937) 320-1877 Extension :1102

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?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
CRG proposes to advance the solar sail boom system with a bi-stable, deployable, composite boom which implements a composite electrically activated shape memory polymer (EASMP) to transition the matrix with characteristics representing an elastomer, for storage and deployment, into a thermoset creating a rigid boom. This bi-stable solution will allow for a lightweight, reliable, and controlled solution of deployment while consuming less power upon deployment compared to current metal booms. This technology will not be limited by mission; it is scalable for larger solar sails in future missions and missions with similar applications such as the Lunar Flashlight.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Supporting NASA's materials and structures capabilities, specifically at NASA Langley, this project's technologies directly address requirements for lightweight deployable solar sail booms for cubesats. The proposed technologies offer deployable booms at a fraction of the weight, with reduced deployment power. Through this project, tailoring EASMP for space applications opens a new frontier for novel material applications for various space systems such as, but not limited to; deployable solar arrays, deployable antennas, micro-actuators, variable vibration dampening structures, and tunable signal cancellation panels. Other NASA applications may benefit from the material?s ability to stay flexible and soft below -100?C, such as seals, couplings, or dampers.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This project's technologies, developed for NASA systems, would directly apply to systems operated by other government and commercial enterprises. Government systems that would derive the same benefits would include deployable composites for satellites operated by the Department of Defense, Department of Interior?s EROS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Federal Aviation Administration. This technology's attributes for tunable composite modulus should yield a high potential for private sector commercialization for various space materials and systems for companies such as Boeing, Sierra Nevada, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and many more.

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.)
Machines/Mechanical Subsystems
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Photon Sails (Solar; Laser)
Smart/Multifunctional Materials

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