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Laminated IMM Solar Panels (PDRT08-035)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
93111
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-201-2498
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Laminated IMM Solar Panels (PDRT08-035)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-09-M-0108
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR project will develop an integrated fabrication and assembly approach for flexible and modular IMM integral blanket/interconnect system (IBIS) assemblies using composite manufacturing techniques. The approach will build on DR Technologies ongoing work related to coverglass replacement technologies and laminated modular solar array fabrication. The proposed integral blanket/interconnect system (IBIS) will provide drastic improvements in solar panel specific power and stowability and can be integrated into a rolled-up, thin-film solar array. BENEFIT: There is an urgent need for the supply of space solar arrays with improved cost, reliability, stowability, and high specific power. A successful Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the innovations using IMM solar cells and materials with space flight heritage, albeit in a new and innovative configuration.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Wrosch
Principal Software Engine
8584441864
jgorman@cra.com

Business Contact:

Steven L. Sherman
Contract Specialist
8584441826
nhanna@cra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA 92126

EIN/Tax ID: 330601418
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No