NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S3.02-8325
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Propulsion Systems for Robotic Science Missions
PROPOSAL TITLE: Additively Manufactured Low Power Thrusters for Secondary Payloads

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Arctic Slope Technical Services, Inc.
289 Dunlop Blvd, Bldg 300
Huntsville, AL 35824 - 1126
(256) 562-2191

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. James Temple
James.Temple@asrcfederal.com
289 Dunlop Blvd, Bldg 300
Huntsville, AL 35824 - 1126
(256) 562-2199

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Joseph Sims
Joseph.Sims@asrcfederal.com
289 Dunlop Blvd, Bldg 300
Huntsville, AL 35824 - 1126
(256) 562-2191

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Propulsion Systems for Robotic Science Missions 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)
Arctic Slope Technical Services, ASTS, is pleased to propose this innovative approach for reducing the cost and power requirements for an electrically-heated, stored gas thruster well-suited for use in small spacecraft and satellites (CubeSats and NanoSats especially). The thruster features exceptionally-high heat transfer from the heaters to the gas, which will provide excellent Isp performance at much lower power than traditional thrusters. We will also use an additive manufacturing approach, which will greatly reduce production costs.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA applications include future CubeSat and NanoSat vehicles with large attitude control and/or orbital velocity changes, both of which require an active propulsion subsystem. Lunar Flashlight, a JPL-managed CubeSat that will be used to identify pockets of water ice on the Moon, is one such example.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
University researchers all over the world use CubeSats at a fast, and increasing, rate. It represents a huge potential market that supports our commercialization goals.

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.)
Atmospheric Propulsion
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Propulsion
Maneuvering/Stationkeeping/Attitude Control Devices
Metallics
Processing Methods
Spacecraft Main Engine

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