NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S3.01-7922
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Power Generation and Conversion
PROPOSAL TITLE: Next-Generation Ultra-Compact Stowage/Lightweight Solar Array System

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Deployable Space Systems, Inc.
460 Ward Drive, Suite F
Santa Barbara, CA 93111 - 2356
(805) 722-8090

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Brian Spence
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
460 Ward Drive, Suite F
Santa Barbara, CA 93111 - 2356
(805) 722-8090

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Brian Spence
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
460 Ward Drive, Suite F
Santa Barbara, CA 93111 - 2356
(805) 722-8090

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Power Generation and Conversion 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)
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) has developed a next-generation high performance solar array system that has game-changing performance metrics in terms of extremely-high specific power and ultra-compact stowage volume. The embodiment is a tensioned membrane-blanket solar array that stows very compactly to nearly the same profile as its photovoltaic flexible blanket assembly, with no auxiliary components expanding beyond the stowed volume envelope of the stowed blanket. This innovation of extremely-compact stowed packaging allows for much higher power to be packaged into a given stowed envelop, enabling significantly higher powered NASA Science and SEP missions, other NASA missions, and other non-NASA missions. The proposed technology particularly enables missions whose stowed volumes are significantly constrained for stowage space due to launching on inexpensive smaller launch vehicles. The technology is also well suited for very large (very high power) solar array systems where stowed packaging the greatest amount of power within a given enveloped is demanded. The proposed next-generation solar array technology is reliable and leverages proven heritage components, materials, and approaches to provide very low risk implementation for the end-user. The proposed technology will produce revolutionary array-system-level performance in terms of industry leading ultra-compact stowage volume, high specific power, lightweight, reliability, modularity, adaptability, affordability, and rapid commercial infusion.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA space applications are comprised of practically all Space Science, Exploration, Earth Science, Planetary Surface, and other missions that require affordable high-efficiency photovoltaic power production through of an ultra-lightweight, ultra-compact stowage, and highly-modular solar array system. The technology is particularly suited for advanced spacecraft that require high power / high voltage solar array arrays (SEP applications) that require game-changing compact stowed packaging. The technology is suitable for NASA LEO, MEO & GEO, and interplanetary missions. The technology is also well suited for applications requiring scalability/modularity, operability within high radiation environments, high voltage operation, and operation in LILT and HIHT environments.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Non-NASA space applications are comprised of practically all missions that require affordable high-efficiency photovoltaic power production through deployment of an ultra-lightweight, ultra-compact stowage, and highly-modular solar array system. Potential non-NASA commercial and DoD applications span a broad range of high voltage and high power applications that demand ultra-compact stowage. The technology is suitable for non-NASA LEO, MEO & GEO missions. The technology is particularly suited for missions that require game-changing performance in terms of affordability, ultra-lightweight and compact stowage volume.

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.)
Composites
Conversion
Deployment
Generation
Project Management
Structures

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