NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 H8.01-9852
SUBTOPIC TITLE: ISS Utilization and Microgravity Research
PROPOSAL TITLE: High Speed Data Capability to Increase the Utilization of the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-FF) Flight Facility

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Solstar
514 Richmond SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106 - 9998
(505) 217-1430

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Michael Barnett
barnett@solstar.net
514 Richmond SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106 - 9998
(505) 934-6528

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Michael Barnett
barnett@solstar.net
514 Richmond SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106 - 9998
(505) 934-6528

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
ISS Utilization and Microgravity Research 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)
Solstar's innovation addresses SBIR RFP Subtopic H8.01 ISS Utilization and Microgravity Research, whereby NASA is soliciting "capabilities that will continue to enhance improvements to existing ISS research and support hardware, ...that promote commercial enterprise ventures ...; Specifically, NASA is soliciting mid-TRL space technology experiments to fly on a platform mounted on the outside of the ISS called MISSE-FF (Materials International Space Station Experiment Flight Facility). This project supports NASA's goals the commercialization of LEO spaceflight, by completing one more commercial component - communications - to the chain of commercial capabilities. The proposed communications system can also serve other payloads (at NASA's choice) and is could be a pathfinder for other spacecraft beyond ISS. Solstar's innovation meets the objectives of the subtopic by proposing to provide economical, commercial, high speed data services (up to 60Mb) for MISSE-FF's commercial, NASA, and Non-NASA payload customers. Solstar's innovation meets the objectives of the subtopic by providing a commercial, dedicated short burst data services for MISSE-FF's industrial, NASA, and Non-NASA payload customers. Some MISSE payload customers (especially industrial), want a more efficient way to interact with their payloads than TDRSS (Tracking and Data Relay Satellites). Solstar is teamed with Alpha Space, the owner of MISSE-FF. Alpha Space and NASA have a cooperative agreement to attract more commercial and non-NASA customers for MISSE-FF. Alpha Space and its customers believe Solstar's proposed commercial high speed data services will improve how customers interact with their experiments on MISSE-FF. MISSE's industrial partners are especially interested in being able to interact with their proprietary research through a more direct means, more often and consistently

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
- Fulfill NASA's goal to enhance improvements to existing ISS research and support hardware, in this case with the MISSE-FF (Materials International Space Station Experiment Flight Facility).
- Dedicated, on-demand, uplink and downlink to NASA MISSE-FF experiments that could be more efficient than current methods.
- Potential Acquisition of Signal coverage for MISSEE-FF payload operators during Loss of Signal periods on ISS. Economical, high-speed data service for future LEO NASA free-flying Smallsats, and cubesats.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Economical, secure, High-Speed data service for MISSE-FF commercial customers. Commercial data services for private manuf. facilities in LEO; sending print commands to commercial 3-D printers in LEO and future commercial space stations and hotels. Secure, commercial data link for security/defense agency satellites; Commercial high speed data services on-board commercial orbiting spacecraft. STEM.

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.)
Antennas
Data Acquisition (see also Sensors)
Data Processing
Diagnostics/Prognostics
Spacecraft Instrumentation & Astrionics (see also Communications; Control & Monitoring; Information Systems)
Telemetry (see also Control & Monitoring)
Telemetry/Tracking (Cooperative/Noncooperative; see also Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)
Transmitters/Receivers

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