NASA SBIR 2019-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 19-1- S1.06-3322
 Particles and Fields Sensors & Instrument Enabling Technologies
 Development of Helical Boom Manufacturing
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Heliospace Corporation
932 Parker Street, Suite 2
Berkeley, CA 94710- 2524
(510) 545-2666

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Paul Turin
932 Parker St. STE 2 Berkeley, CA 94710 - 2524
(510) 501-2418

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Gregory Delory
932 Parker St. STE 2 Berkeley, CA 94710 - 2524
(415) 527-0994
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Heliospace Corp. proposes to develop a process and build a machine to fabricate helical booms that will allow a length increase of 85% over what is currently available at reduced cost, to greatly increase the speed of optimization and iteration of such boom designs, and to allow much more rapid manufacturing. Such a machine is already under construction, and work under Phase I of this proposal will complete it and develop the process to the point of producing single coils with the necessary properties. Phase II will add systems needed to produce complete booms and to allow the production of flight-clean booms and the addition of the coatings required for some applications.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Application to particle and fields suites where increasing the distance between sensors directly improves the science.
Longer helical booms allow higher resolution electric fields measurements without having to resort to more expensive and bulky solutions such as coilable masts. 
Instruments such as the Langmuir probes flown on the MAVEN mission would benefit from longer booms.
Optimization of other properties such as push force as well as increased length will allow new uses of helical booms as actuators for space structures/antennas/mechanisms.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Military spacecraft would benefit from these longer booms as well. A proposed application using a helical boom to  extend a radar reflector as far from a target vehicle as possible would benefit from longer booms. 

Actuators for military and commercial space structures/antennas/mechanisms. Optimization for length and push force will improve the use for these deployables.


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