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Lightweight IMM Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Flexible Blanket Assembly

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95363
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095137
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Deployable Space Systems, Inc.
75 Robin Hill, Building B2 Goleta, CA 93117-3108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Lightweight IMM Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Flexible Blanket Assembly
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CD03P
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 ultra-lightweight and high voltage operability. The proposed IMM PV flexible blanket assembly when coupled to an optimized structural platform will produce revolutionary array-system-level performance in terms of high specific power (>500 W/kg BOL at the array level, or >1000 W/kg BOL at the blanket assembly level), lightweight, high deployed stiffness, high deployed strength, compact stowage volume (>50 kW/m3 BOL), reliability, modularity, adaptability, affordability, and rapid commercial readiness. Once successfully validated through the proposed Phase 1 and Phase 2 programs, DSS's lightweight IMM PV blanket assembly technology will provide incredible performance improvements over current state-of-the art, and in many cases will be mission-enabling for future NASA and non-NASA applications.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Spence
Principal Investigator
8056931319
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com

Business Contact:

Brian Spence
Business Official
8056931319
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Deployable Space Systems, Inc.
75 Robin Hill, Building B2 Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 271889503
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No