NASA SBIR 2021-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Number:          21-1- Z7.03-1703
Subtopic Title:
      Entry and Descent System Technologies
Proposal Title:
      Entry and Decent System Technology – Phase I SBIR

Small Business Concern

Valley Tech Systems, Inc.
160 Blue Ravine Road, Suite A, Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 990-8736                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Russell Carlson
160 Blue Ravine Road, Suite B, CA 95630 - 4718
(707) 696-5354                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Joseph Viola
160 Blue Ravine Road, Suite B, CA 95630 - 4718
(916) 760-3603                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
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Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

NASA is advancing inflatable aerodynamic decelerators (IAD) to deliver payloads to Mars, Venus, and Titan, as well as payload return to Earth from low Earth orbit. Current IAD gas inflation technologies are typically high pressure stored cold gas architectures. These systems are large, bulky, and have life-cycle downsides such as inherent shipping complications, deployment reliability, and safety concerns. To address these deficiencies Valley Tech Systems has developed a comprehensive IAD mission scalable solid propellant proportional gas generator system design that applies our new DOD and NASA SBIR developed lightweight long duration hot gas valve technology. During this Phase I SBIR we are proposing continuing of our technology development to better meet the IAD mission with a new miniaturized rotational valve architecture. The resulting SBIR development technology will reduce System Weight and Power (SWaP) by 2x while capable of scaling across all future NASA and commercial applications. The phase I program will conduct technology trades, engineering design and analyses, life cycle risk planning with a hot fire demonstration of the new rotational hot gas valve materials and manufacturing technology.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):
NASA Planetary IAD Applications: Mars, Venus, Titan


NASA and Commercial Earth Launch System Component Recovery
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):
Advanced Missile Defense Exo Payload control for interceptor and booster ACS
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