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Affordable Practical High-Efficiency Photovoltaic Concentrator Blanket Assembly…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105538
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.03
Solicitation Number:
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: 2011
Title: Affordable Practical High-Efficiency Photovoltaic Concentrator Blanket Assembly for Ultra-Lightweight Solar Arrays
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CE11P
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 to an ultra-lightweight solar array structural platform (such as DSS's ROSA) will provide game-changing performance metrics and unparalleled affordability for the end-user. FACT will enable emerging Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Space Science missions, and other NASA missions, through its ultra-affordability, high voltage operation capability, high/low temperature operation capability, high/low illumination operation capability, high radiation tolerance, ultra-lightweight, and ultra-compact stowage volume. Once completely optimized through the proposed Phase 1 and Phase 2 programs the FACT technology promises to provide NASA/industry a near-term and low-risk flexible blanket technology for advanced solar array systems that provides revolutionary performance in terms of high specific power / ultra-lightweight (>400-500 W/kg BOL at the array level & >1000 W/kg BOL at the blanket level, PV dependent), affordability (>50% cost savings at the array level), compact stowage volume (>80 kW/m3 BOL, 10X times better than current rigid panel arrays), high operation reliability, high radiation tolerance, high voltage operation capability (>150 VDC), scalability, and LILT & HIHT operation capability.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Spence
Principal Investigator
8057228090
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com

Business Contact:

Brian Spence
Business Official
8057228090
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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