NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S2.02-8088
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Precision Deployable Optical Structures and Metrology
PROPOSAL TITLE: Optical Shield for a Starshade Petal

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tendeg, LLC
686 South Taylor Avenue, Suite 108
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(303) 929-4466

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Gregg Freebury
gregg@tendeg.com
686 S Taylor Ave Ste 108
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(303) 929-4466

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Gregg Freebury
gregg@tendeg.com
686 S Taylor Ave Ste 108
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(303) 929-4466

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Precision Deployable Optical Structures and Metrology 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)
The goal of this Phase I SBIR program is to design and develop a segmented optical shield that can be integrated to a petal structure and meet the precision, ground handling, packaging, launch and on-orbit environmental requirements. There will be an emphasis on the optical shield to petal interface to minimize CTE effects. The optical shields will also be optimized to support the petals during launch. The Ph1 program will involve numerous hardware demonstration units and testing.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Technology developed during this SBIR program will be directly applied to any NASA telescope program involved with exoplanet discovery and characterization that needs an external occulter, or Starshade. More broadly, technology will be developed that will allow high coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) structures to be simply and cost effectively joined to low CTE structures with low interface forces and minimal impact on structural precision.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
During this SBIR, technology will be developed that will allow two structures with different expansion rates to be simply and cost effectively joined with low interface forces and minimal impact on structural precision. These interfaces are quite common on typical satellite assemblies. Some examples include radiator panels to carbon/epoxy support frame, solar array panels or blankets to external support frame or even at a more micro level can be between an integrated solar cell and a supporting substrate.

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.)
Characterization
Composites
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Polymers
Prototyping
Spacecraft Design, Construction, Testing, & Performance (see also Engineering; Testing & Evaluation)
Structures

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