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Company Information:

Company Name:
Angstrom Designs, Inc.
Address:
CA
Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2073
EIN:
274581701
DUNS:
796519630
Number of Employees:
4
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $498,974.00 4
STTR Phase I $122,605.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,820.00 1

Award List:

MegaFlex Solar Array Scale-Up, up to 175kW per Wing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,859.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Casey Hare, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA has near-term needs for solar electric propulsion (SEP) power sources from 5 to 30 kW and longer term goals for SEP tugs as large as 300 kW and beyond. UltraFlex is a high-TRL solar array technology that spans the initial range of power levels with as-yet unmatched performance in specific… More

An LED-Based Solar Simulator for Research, Development, and Testing of Photovoltaic Space Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$122,605.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Casey Hare, Senior Systems Engineer
Research Institution:
University of California at Santa Barbara
RI Contact:
Casey Hare
Abstract:
Solar cells are the critical power source for the majority of space missions. The advancement from single junction silicon cells to current, state-of-the-art, triple junction, germanium cells enabled greater mission power per weight, stowed volume and deployed area. Near-term, advanced solar cell… More

Low-Profile, Corner Light Collections For Cropped Space Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,835.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Casey Hare, Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
CropGlass is adhered to the top of CIC coverglass in the crops and overlapping a small area of the cell. Light enters through the top of CropGlass and is reflected back upward. Total internal reflection keeps the light inside CropGlass and the majority of the light is directed laterally through… More

Solid State Large Area Pulsed Solar Simulator for 3-, 4- and 6-Junction Solar Cell Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,721.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Casey Hare, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The ssLAPSS expands on the SOP LAPSS by upgrading the light sources to enable future solar cell technologies while maintaining all of the current, proven calibration and test methods. The ssLAPSS enables testing of current SOP 3-junction cells and also upcoming 4- and 6-junction solar cells. The… More

MegaFlex Scale-Up Cost&Risk Reduction for>50kW Future Power Demands

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,559.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Casey Hare, Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
As the MegaFlex solar array is scaled for power demands greater than 50kW over the next 20 years and deployed load requirements remain high or increase, advanced MegaFlex blanket support spar designs will be desired. The spars are the structural members that support the MegaFlex solar array deployed… More

An LED-Based, Laboratory-Scale Solar Simulator for Advanced 3, 4, 5&6 Junction Space Photovoltaic Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,820.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Casey Hare, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of California, Santa Barbara
RI Contact:
Casey Hare
Abstract:
As a result of significant technical effort, the Phase I was successful in delivering a solar simulator prototype that not only proved the initial concept but will significantly reduce future risk and increase our ability to deliver a fully-functional solar simulator in Phase II. The proposed… More