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Company Information:

Company Name: AEC-Able Engineering Company, Inc.
City: Goleta
State: CA
Zip+4: 93117 0280
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (805) 690-2447

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $781,240.00 13
SBIR Phase II $5,200,008.00 8

Award List:

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dave Murphy, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $95,469.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence
Award Amount: $930,394.00

Performance Improvements to Dimensionally-Stable Articulated Deployable Mast

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gary Heinemann, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,456.00
Abstract:
In SAR and radar interferometric altimeter instruments, the transmit / receiving antennas are separated as far apart as possible to increase resolution in the signal. This requires a stiff and dimensionally stable deployable mast to provide the necessary length between the two radar antennas.… More

Thin Film PV UltraFlex Solar Array System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
Thin film photovoltaics (PV) solar array systems offer significant mass and cost saving benefits for current and future space-flight missions. Much progress has been made in the development of thin film CIGS and amorphous silicon PV devices, however their integration into a solar array system has… More

Large Coilable Shape Memory Composite Truss

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,892.00
Abstract:
AEC-Able Engineering Co., Inc. (ABLE) has invented a method for inclusion of elastic shape memory composite (EMC) elements in a high-performance ultra-light deployable coilable truss (CT) with ultra-low stowed volume. The performance of the heritage ¿CoilABLE¿ mast system can be increased 100x in… More

Advanced Thin Film PV UltraFlex Solar Array System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Program Manager
Award Amount: $581,249.00
Abstract:
Thin film photovoltaics (PV) solar array systems offer significant mass and cost saving benefits for current and future space-flight missions. Much progress has been made in the development of thin film CIGS and amorphous silicon PV devices, however their integration into a solar array system has… More

Advanced Thin Film PV UltraFlex Solar Array System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Program Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Thin film photovoltaics (PV) solar array systems offer significant mass and cost saving benefits for current and future space-flight missions. Much progress has been made in the development of thin film CIGS and amorphous silicon PV devices, however their integration into a solar array system has… More

Long-Stroke Isolation System for Large Flexible Space Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Murphy, Chief Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
"The proposed SBIR Phase 1 program will conceptually develop a lightweight long stroke isolation system for large flexible space structures, and ready this technology for a follow-on SBIR Phase 2 hardware validation program. The isolation system technologyto be developed will provide… More

Ultra-Lightweight Coilable Boom Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Messner, Engineering Manager
Award Amount: $69,731.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I proposal is to develop a reliable, ultra-lightweight deployable boom that can be used as a critical component in future space applications that include deployable sunshades, solar sails, solar arrays, and 3-D deployable structures. Minimization of the mass associated… More

Innovative Space Materials and Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Murphey, Senior Design Engineer
Award Amount: $97,900.00
Abstract:
"The objective of the proposed Phase 1 R&D project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a new structural architecture for deployable space structures: Monolithic Elastically Deployable Lattice Structures (MEDLS). MEDLS has the potential to offerorder-of-magnitude reductions in structural mass over… More

CoilABLE Elastic Memory Composite Deployable Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Program Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
AEC-Able Engineering Co., Inc. (ABLE) has invented a method for inclusion of elastic shape memory composite (EMC) elements in a high-performance ultra-light deployable coilable truss (CT) with ultra-low stowed volume. The performance of the heritage ¿CoilABLE¿ mast system can be increased 100x in… More

CoilABLE Elastic Memory Composite Deployable Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian Spence, Program Manager
Award Amount: $581,466.00
Abstract:
AEC-Able Engineering Co., Inc. (ABLE) has invented a method for inclusion of elastic shape memory composite (EMC) elements in a high-performance ultra-light deployable coilable truss (CT) with ultra-low stowed volume. The performance of the heritage ¿CoilABLE¿ mast system can be increased 100x in… More

Hardware Development of Dimensionally-Stable Articulated Deployable Mast

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gary Heinemann, Program Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In SAR and radar interferometric altimeter instruments, the transmit / receiving antennas are separated as far apart as possible to increase resolution in the signal. This requires a stiff and dimensionally stable deployable mast to provide the necessary length between the two radar antennas.… More

Hardware Development of Dimensionally-Stable Articulated Deployable Mast

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gary Heinemann, Program Manager
Award Amount: $574,800.00
Abstract:
In SAR and radar interferometric altimeter instruments, the transmit / receiving antennas are separated as far apart as possible to increase resolution in the signal. This requires a stiff and dimensionally stable deployable mast to provide the necessary length between the two radar antennas.… More

Traveler-ARM Isolation System for Large Flexible Space Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Murphy, Chief Research Engineer
Award Amount: $733,160.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase 2 program will accelerate the development and commercialization of the Traveler-ARM isolation system conceptualized during the Phase 1 program. The Phase 1 program has established the technical feasibility and requirements compliance ofthe Traveler-ARM isolation system. The… More

High Power Platform for the Stretched Lens Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mike Eskenazi
Award Amount: $69,474.00
Abstract:
The proposed innovative solar array is based on combining two cutting edge technologies, the SquareRigger solar array structure and the Stretched Lens Array (SLA), to produce an extremely lightweight, high efficiency, high power, high voltage and low stowed volume solar array suitable for very high… More

Low Cost/Mass Electrostatically Clean Solar Array (ESCA) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bill Gadsby, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
ABLE?s Phase 1 proposal objective is to engineer a perfect electrostatic clean solar array (ESCA) based on an innovative design solution, as presented herein, and ready this technology for commercialization and use on the NASA MMS and GED missions. ABLE?s ESCA design uses flight proven… More

New Structures for Large Sensor Array Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dave Murphy
Award Amount: $69,391.00
Abstract:
The success of SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) illustrates the utility of radar interferometry from space. The intent of the proposed work is to develop system capability to deploy a one-kilometer baseline radar interferometer launched in a single mission from a standard launch vehicle. This… More

High Power Platform for the Stretched Lens Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mike Eskenazi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,703.00
Abstract:
The Stretched Lens Array SquareRigger (SLA-SR) solar array is based on the combination of two cutting edge technologies, the SquareRigger solar array structure and the SLA optics/PV-blanket assembly. The combined SLA-SR system produces an extremely lightweight (>330 W/kg BOL near term and 500 W/kg… More

New Structures for Large Sensor Array Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bill Gadsby, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,985.00
Abstract:
Second-order Augmentation of Lattice Trusses (SALT) is a unique configuration that promises to alleviate many constraints on the design of large deployable space structures, enabling more mass and packaging-efficient structures due to the effect of multi-tiered (higher-order structural hierarchy)… More

Low Cost/Mass Electrostatically Clean Solar Array (ESCA) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mike Eskenazi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,251.00
Abstract:
The ABLE ESCA designs use flight proven materials/processes to create an ideal ESCA system that yields low cost, low mass, high reliability, high power density, and is adaptable to any cell type, coverglass thickness, and panel contour. The successfully completed Phase 1 program has proven concept… More