NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 S3.01-9023
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Power Generation and Conversion
PROPOSAL TITLE: Game-Changing Photovoltaic Flexible Blanket Solar Array Technology with Spectrolab Flexsheets

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@DSS-Space.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@DSS-Space.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) in collaboration with Spectrolab, Inc. has developed a modular multi-junction photovoltaic flexible blanket technology that uses innovative Spectrolab flexsheet SPM's that enable/enhance the ability to provide ultra-low cost, low mass, modularity, and high voltage operability for high power arrays to support solar electric propulsion (SEP) Human Exploration and Space Science missions. The proposed multi-junction flexible blanket assembly with the innovative Spectrolab flexsheet SPM technology, when coupled to an optimized structural platform (such as DSS's ROSA / IMBA solar array, and/or other optimized flexible blanket solar array structures) will produce revolutionary array-system-level performance in terms of high specific power, lightweight, rapid assembly and re-configurability, compact stowage volume, reliability, unparalleled modularity, adaptability, affordability, reliable high voltage operability, adaptability to all flexible solar arrays, and rapid commercial infusion. The proposed flexible blanket technology accommodates all space photovoltaics (PV) including standard XTJ PV and emerging IMM PV technologies. Once successfully validated through the proposed Phase 1 and Phase 2 programs, the innovative lightweight and modular multi-junction flexible blanket technology will provide incredible performance improvements over current state-of-the-art, and will be mission-enabling for future NASA and non-NASA applications.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA space applications are comprised of practically all Exploration, Space Science, 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. The technology is particularly suited for advanced spacecraft that require high power / high voltage solar array arrays that require game-changing ultra-affordability. 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. Potential non-NASA commercial and DoD applications span a broad range of high voltage/power applications that demand ultra-affordability. 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
Lifetime Testing
Materials & Structures (including Optoelectronics)
Passive Systems
Polymers
Processing Methods
Sources (Renewable, Nonrenewable)

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