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Company Information:

Company Name: Deployable Space Systems, Inc.
City: Goleta
State: CA
Zip+4: 93117-3108
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,673,084.00 15
SBIR Phase II $4,682,195.00 7
STTR Phase I $124,878.00 1
STTR Phase II $699,228.00 1

Award List:

Lightweight IMM Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Flexible Blanket Assembly

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,848.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems (DSS) and EMCORE as a key subcontractor will focus the proposed SBIR program on the creation and optimization of a lightweight ~33% efficient IMM multi-junction photovoltaic flexible blanket assembly specifically for future NASA Space Science missions that demand… More

Mass-Optimized UltraFlex Solar Array with Integrated IMM Cell Flexible Blanket

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,737.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems (DSS), in partnership with ATK Space and EMCORE, will focus the proposed SBIR program on the optimization and design development of the most promising advanced space photovoltaic subsystem now available: EMCORE's ultra-thin 33% BOL-efficient Inverted Metamorphic… More

Affordable Unfurlable Fan-Fold Wrapable Reflector for Small and Large Apertures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,868.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems (DSS) will focus the proposed SBIR program on the development and concept feasibility of an innovative deployable mesh/membrane reflector that enables ultra-lightweight ( 53:1 compaction ratio), scalable to small and very large apertures (up to 50m+ diameter with innovative… More

Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,843.00
Abstract:
DSS's innovative Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom will provide revolutionary performance when compared to conventional state-of-the-art technologies, and will significantly enhance operations and capability for future NASA missions. The proposed Roll-Out Boom is strong, stiff,… More

Lightweight IMM Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Flexible Blanket Assembly

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,958.00
Abstract:
DSS's recently completed successful NASA SBIR Phase 1 program has established a TRL 3/4 classification for an innovative IMM PV Integrated Modular Blanket Assembly (IMBA) that can be rolled or z-folded and enables NASA's emerging high voltage solar electric propulsion (SEP) missions. … More

Mass-Optimized Ultra Flex Solar Array with Integrated IMM Cell Flexible Blanket

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve F. White, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,037.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems (DSS), in partnership with ATK Space and EMCORE, is focusing on the design development and optimization of the most promising advanced space photovoltaic subsystem now available: EMCORE's ultra-thin 33% BOL-efficient Inverted Metamorphic Multijunction (IMM) solar cell… More

Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,680.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems (DSS) has developed an affordable and ultra-lightweight elastically self-deployable Roll-Out Boom technology that provides affordability and mission-enabling performance features for current and future NASA missions. The Roll-Out Boom technology provides affordability and a… More

Affordable Practical High-Efficiency Photovoltaic Concentrator Blanket Assembly for Ultra-Lightweight Solar Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,874.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) will focus the proposed NASA Phase 1 effort on the development of our innovative Functional Advanced Concentrator Technology (FACT). FACT is an affordable practical high-efficiency concentrator blanket assembly for ultra-lightweight solar arrays. FACT coupled… More

SOLAROSA (Stretched Optical Lens Architecture on Roll-Out Solar Array)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,835.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Entech Solar (ENTECH) and Carbon-Free Energy (CFE) will focus the proposed NASA Phase 1 effort on the development of our innovative SOLAROSA technology. SOLAROSA, named for Stretched Optical Lens Architecture on Roll-Out Solar Array, is a… More

Modular Ultra-High Power Solar Array Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) will focus the proposed SBIR program on the development of a new highly-modularized and extremely-scalable solar array that provides immense power level range capability from 100kW to many Megawatts in size. The proposed ultra-high power solar array will enable… More

Ultra-Compact Lightweight Elastic Deployable Roll-Out Boom

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator – (805) 693-1319
Award Amount: $99,678.00
Abstract:
DSS"s innovative elastic deployable Roll-Out Boom will provide revolutionary performance when compared to conventional state-of-the-art technologies, and will significantly enhance operations and capability for future MDA and DoD missions, including PTSS and STSS. The proposed technology is… More

Materials and Structures Optimization / Process Development for the Mega-ROSA / ROSA Solar Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,878.00
RI Contact: Kevin Stewart
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Department of Mechanical Engineering, will focus the proposed NASA STTR Phase 1 program on the materials optimization, structures optimization, and manufacturing process… More

Affordable Practical High-Efficiency Photovoltaic Concentrator Blanket Assembly for Ultra-Lightweight Solar Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,681.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) will focus the proposed NASA Phase 2 effort on the development and TRL 5/6 maturation of our innovative Functional Advanced Concentrator Technology (FACT) for standard multi-junction and advanced IMM photovoltaics. FACT is a highly-affordable, practical,… More

Modular Ultra-High Power Solar Array Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian R. Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,191.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems (DSS) will focus the proposed Phase 2 SBIR program on the hardware-based development and TRL advance of a highly-modularized and extremely-scalable solar array (Mega-ROSA) that provides immense power level range capability from 100kW to many Megawatts in size. Mega-ROSA will… More

Affordable IMM Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Modular Flexible Blanket Assembly for Lightweight Solar Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,884.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) and MicroLink Devices, Inc. (MicroLink) as a key subcontractor will focus the proposed SBIR program on the creation and development of a lightweight high-efficiency un-concentrated ELO IMM multi-junction photovoltaic flexible blanket assembly specifically for… More

Affordable Maximum Performance Solar Array System with IMM PV for NASA Space Science&Exploration Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,909.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) will focus the proposed NASA Phase 1 program on the development and validation of ROSA-Max, a significantly structurally/electrically optimized version of the basic ROSA solar array technology with advanced ultra-lightweight structures and IMM photovoltaics. The… More

Enhanced Mission-Enabling Ultra-High Power Solar Array (Mega-ROSA EX)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve White, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,945.00
Abstract:
Mega-ROSA-EX is an enhanced, higher stiffness, higher sun-pointing accuracy, higher strength, higher specific power and even larger overall power / deployed size / stowed packaging capability configuration of the innovative Mega-ROSA technology. Mega-ROSA, named for Mega Roll-Out Solar Array, is a… More

Cost-Effective ISS Space-Environment Technology Validation of Advanced Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve F. White, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,935.00
Abstract:
Effort proposed is for detailed planning, configuration and hardware definition of a low-cost, but high technology payoff, ISS-based flight experiment that will allow key relevant space-flight environmental validation of our innovative Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) technology/ hardware. The ROSA… More

Affordable Maximum Performance Solar Array for NASA and Commercial Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,753.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), and Space Systems Loral as a key subcontractor and potential commercial infusion partner, will focus the proposed SBIR Phase 2 program on the TRL 5/6 technology maturation / development of an affordable, lightweight, high power, maximum performance solar array… More

Automated High-Volume Manufacturing of Modular Photovoltaic Panel Assemblies for Space Solar Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,801.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) will focus the proposed SBIR program on the creation and development of an automated robotic manufacturing infrastructure designed to mass-produce DSS's Integrated Modular Blanket Assembly (IMBA) common photovoltaic Standard Power Modules (SPM's). The… More

Multi-A.U. SOLAROSA Concentrator Solar Array for Space Science Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,936.00
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Mark O'Neill LLC (MOLLC) will focus the proposed NASA Phase 1 effort on the development of our innovative SOLAROSA technology. SOLAROSA, named for Stretched Optical Lens Architecture on Roll-Out Solar Array, is a new lightweight, high… More

Materials and Structures Optimization / Process Development for the Mega-ROSA / ROSA Solar Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,228.00
RI Contact: Cristina Wilson
Abstract:
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Department of Mechanical Engineering, will focus the proposed NASA STTR Phase 2 program on the materials optimization, structures optimization, creep / relaxation phenomena… More

Next Generation Extremely Large Solar Array System for NASA Exploration Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,995.00
Abstract:
The proposed technology is a revolutionary solar array advancement that relies on a structurally optimized platform to provide unparalleled specific-performance and affordability for extremely large area solar arrays. The proposed technology is comprised of a central beam tensioned membrane… More

Cost-Effective ISS Space-Environment Technology Validation of Advanced Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve F. White, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $684,895.00
Abstract:
DSS proposes to systematically mature, mitigate risk for; and perform hardware-based ground validations / demonstrations of a low-cost, high technology payoff, ISS-based flight experiment that will allow key relevant space-flight environmental validation of our innovative Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA)… More