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Affordable IMM Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Modular Flexible Blanket Assembly…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115768
Solicitation Year:
2011
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: 2012
Title: Affordable IMM Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Modular Flexible Blanket Assembly for Lightweight Solar Arrays
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CD80P
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 future NASA Space Science and Exploration missions that demand ultra-lightweight and affordability. The proposed IMM PV flexible blanket assembly when coupled to an optimized structural platform (such as DSS's Roll-Out Solar Array - ROSA, and/or other optimized flexible blanket solar array structures) will produce revolutionary array-system-level performance in terms of high specific power (approaching 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 (>60-80 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
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