NASA SBIR 2022-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
22-1- H8.01-2777
Subtopic Title:
Low-Earth Orbit Platform and Microgravity Utilization for Terrestrial Applications
Proposal Title:
Space Enhanced Crystals (SPECS)

Small Business Concern

DSTAR Communications
4531 Dulcinea Court, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(805) 501-9399                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Dmitry Starodubov
4531 Dulcinea Ct, CA 91364 - 6119
(805) 501-9399                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Mrs. Svetlana Prikhodko
4531 Dulcinea Ct, CA 91364 - 6119
(818) 512-8802                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

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

To meet NASA's goal of commercial in-space production of materials with a level of quality and performance superior to that on Earth, DSTAR Communications Inc. proposes to develop Space-Enhanced Crystals (SPECS). This customer-driven development is based on initial sales of Minimal Valuable Products (MVPs). The technology uses the microgravity-driven enhancement of crystal formation in microgravity in combination with a set of novel process controls to establish commercially sustainable manufacturing on board of the International Space Station (ISS). Phase I program is set to establish the feasibility of SPECS. Phase II program targets commercial crystal fabrication on ISS for the needs of the identified commercial customers. The program leverages a unique modular ISS manufacturing platform to maintain U.S. leadership in the area of commercial in-space production.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):
- Long wavelength infrared sensors and probes
- Exoplanet exploration instruments 
- Thermal imaging and situational awareness systems for robotic and space platforms
- Pigtailed quantum cascade lasers for remote environmental sensing
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):
- High power CO and CO2 laser delivery for screen glass processing
- Medical endoscopes and diagnostics equipment
- Environmental sensing platforms
Duration:     6

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