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Company Information:

Company Name: Deployable Space Systems (DSS)
City: Goleta
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (805) 693-1313

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,049,592.00 9
SBIR Phase II $5,085,718.00 7

Award List:

Lightweight Solar Array Structure for Thin Multijunction Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principle Investigator
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
Future military and commercial spacecraft missions are driving the need for power generation systems that can provide extremely high specific power (W/kg), ultra-low stowage volume (kW/m3), extremely high power capability, high reliability, and affordability. Current state-of-the-art optimized… More

High-Performance Elastically Self-Deployed Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems (DSS), in partnership with ATK Space and EMCORE, will focus the proposed SBIR program on the coupling of ultra-thin 33% BOL efficient multijunction solar cell flexible blanket technologies (EMCORE's IMM cell integrated to an advanced flexible blanket), to an… More

Lunar Surface Solar Electric Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,908.00
Abstract:
We propose a concentrated photovoltaic electric power system for lunar operations called C-Lite Lunar. The novel technology produces a near-term solar array system that provides substantially improved performance in terms of high specific power (>600 W/kg BOL, 10X lighter than rigid arrays),… More

Integrated Modular Blanket Assembly (IMBA) for Ultra-Thin Multijunction Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,927.00
Abstract:
Future spacecraft missions demand solar arrays that can provide extremely-high specific power, ultra-low stowage volume, extremely-high power capability, high reliability, and affordability. Current state-of-the-art optimized solar arrays rely on heavy composite honeycomb structures and are… More

Advanced UltraFlex Solar Array with Ultra-Thin Multijunction Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Future spacecraft missions demand solar arrays that can provide extremely-high specific power, ultra-low stowage volume, extremely-high power capability, high reliability, and affordability. Current state-of-the-art optimized solar arrays rely on heavy composite honeycomb structures and are… More

Ultra-Lightweight Elastically Self-Deployable Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) for Ultra-Thin MJ PV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Human-Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Future missions demand solar arrays that provide extremely-high specific power, ultra-low stowage volume, extremely-high power capability, high reliability, and affordability. Current state-of-the-art solar arrays rely on heavy composite honeycomb structures and are approaching performance plateaus… More

Lightweight Solar Array Structure for Thin Multijunction Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, PI / Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
Future missions demand solar arrays that provide extremely-high specific power, ultra-low stowage volume, extremely-high power capability, high reliability, and affordability. Current state-of-the-art solar arrays rely on heavy composite honeycomb structures and are approaching performance plateaus… More

High-Performance Elastically Self-Deployed Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,878.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems (DSS) has developed an ultra-lightweight elastically self-deployable roll-out solar array (ROSA) structural platform that when combined with ultra-thin 33% IMM PV or 29.5% standard ZTJ PV solar-cell flexible blanket technologies can produce a near-term and low-risk solar… More

Ultra-Lightweight Elastically Self-Deployable Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) for Responsive Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $748,995.00
Abstract:
Deployable-Space-Systems (DSS) has developed an ultra-lightweight elastically self-deployable roll-out solar array (ROSA) that when combined with ultra-thin 33% IMM PV flexible blanket technologies can produce a near-term and low-risk solar array system that provides revolutionary performance in… More

Integrated Modular Blanket Assembly (IMBA) for Ultra-Thin Multijunction Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,874.00
Abstract:
Future missions demand solar arrays that can provide extremely-high specific power, ultra-low stowage volume, extremely-high power capability, high-reliability, and affordability. Current state-of-the-art solar arrays rely on heavy composite-honeycomb structures and are approaching performance… More

100X-500X Concentrator Photovoltaic Space Solar Array System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator – (805) 722-8090
Award Amount: $149,940.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Entech Solar (ENTECH) and Emcore Photovoltaics (EMCORE), will focus this effort on the development of a new innovative 100X-500X concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar array technology (termed CPV-Array). The proposed CPV-Array… More

High Survivability Adhesive-less Photovoltaic Panel Assembly for Space Solar Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator – (805) 722-8990
Award Amount: $149,970.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Emcore Photovoltaics (EMCORE) and JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) proposes the development of an adhesive-less photovoltaic panel assembly, termed"HSP"for High Survivability Panel. Space solar array adhesives have been… More

Simple Low-Cost High-Performance Unrollable Panel Structure Solar Array for SmallSats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator – (805) 722-8090
Award Amount: $149,923.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) will focus the proposed SBIR program on coupling standard/advanced space-qualified high-efficiency multi-junction photovoltaics (PV) onto a simple innovative ultra-lightweight compactly-stowable elastically self-deployable panel/structure solar array… More

100X-500X Concentrator Photovoltaic Space Solar Array System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Schmid, Technical Director – (805) 729-0234
Award Amount: $744,192.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Mark O"Neill LLC (MOLLC) and Emcore Photovoltaics (EMCORE), will focus this effort on the TRL 5/6 development of a new innovative 100X-500X concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar array technology (termed CPV-Array). The… More

High Survivability Adhesive-less Photovoltaic Panel Assembly for Space Solar Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Technical Director – (805) 722-8090
Award Amount: $746,614.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Emcore Photovoltaics (EMCORE), proposes the development and TRL 5/6 validation of an adhesive-less photovoltaic panel assembly, termed"HSA"for High Survivability Array. Space solar array adhesives have been known to… More

Simple Low-Cost High-Performance Unrollable Panel Structure Solar Array for SmallSats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Douglas, Technical Director – (805) 722-5260
Award Amount: $746,179.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) proposed Phase 2 SBIR program is focused on the development of the mission-enabling Aladdin SmallSat solar array, and significantly maturing it through a rigorous TRL 8 qualification program, and ready it for spaceflight to support future DoD SmallSat… More