NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 Z4.01-7700
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Joining for Large-Scale Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) Structures
PROPOSAL TITLE: Bonding and Analysis of Composite TRAC Booms for NASA Science Missions

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
(303) 200-0068

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Doug Campbell
doug.campbell@roccor.com
500 South Arthur, Unit 300
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(303) 200-0068

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Joining for Large-Scale Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) Structures 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)
A new deployable spacecraft boom technology called the Triangular Rollable And Collapsible Boom (TRACTM-Boom) has been invented by the Air Force Research Laboratory and is being considered by NASA for numerous missions including the Near Earth Asteroid Scout (NEA Scout) and Lunar Flashlight solar sail missions being developed by NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center as well as the CORSAIR comet sample return mission being developed by NASA Goddard. The greatest risk/concern voiced by these mission development teams related to composite TRAC?-Boom technology is the highly nonlinear and time-dependent creep and stress relaxation behavior of the bonded ?ridge-joint? that joins the two circular flanges and endures sustained stress when the boom is flattened and stowed.
To address this concern, Roccor proposes to improve the performance of the bondline in composite TRAC?-Booms by reinforcing the adhesive joint with high stiffness elements that allow higher packaging strains while minimizing creep. We also propose to validate a relatively low cost, out-of-autoclave process for affecting the bond, and validate analytical models to simulate the time- and temperature-dependent viscoelastic behavior of composite TRAC? bonded joint, and guide engineering qualification of the joints for future NASA missions. The results of the proposed Phase 1 program will include: 1) assessment of the feasibility of Roccor?s creep-resistant bondline technology, 2) validation of an engineering framework (through model and test correlation) for flight validation of composite TRAC?-Boom designs, and 3) development of a Phase 2 plan for elevation of the technology from TRL 3 to TRL 5 for future NASA flight applications.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
* CORSAIR comet sample return ?harpoon?
* Deployable solar sails (NEA Scout)
* 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)
Polymers
Prototyping
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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