NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- S2.02-5072
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Precision Deployable Optical Structures and Metrology
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Precision Femtosecond Laser Additive Manufacturing and Athermal Welding
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Polaronyx, Inc.
2526 Qume Drive, Suites 17 and 18
San Jose, CA 95131
(408) 573-0930

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

Name:
Shuang Bai
E-mail:
sbai@polaronyx.com
Address:
2526 Qume Drive, Suites 17 and 18 San Jose, CA 95131 - 1870
Phone:
(408) 573-0930

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

Name:
Dr. Jian Liu
E-mail:
jianliu@polaronyx.com
Address:
2526 Qume Drive, Suites 17 and 18 San Jose, CA 95131 - 1870
Phone:
(408) 573-0930
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 5
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

This NASA SBIR Phase I proposal presents an unprecedented precision laser 3D manufacturing system including additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing and athermal welding, by using a pulsed fiber laser and real time sensing and feedback control. It is the enabling technology for manufacturing high precision telescope structures with sub-micron precision. With our successful history in laser 3D manufacturing, this proposal has a great potential to succeed. A proof of concept demonstration will be carried out and samples will be delivered at the end of Phase 1. Prototypes in compliant with the NASA large telescope system requirement will be delivered at the end of Phase II.

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

In addition to NASA’s telescope components manufacturing, the proposed pulsed laser 3D manufacturing process can also be used in other applications, such as space vehicle, aircraft, and satellite manufacturing. PolarOnyx will develop a series of products to meet various requirements for commercial/military deployments.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • 3D printing uses various technologies for building the products for all kinds of applications from foods, toys to rockets and cars. The global market is projected to reach US$44 billion by the year 2025.
  • Medical devices and biomedical instrumentation that consists of surgical and infection control devices, general medical devices, cardiovascular, home healthcare, and other devices.
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