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High Power Platform for the Stretched Lens Array

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63801
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
024383
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEC-Able Engineering Company, Inc.
7200 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117 0280
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High Power Platform for the Stretched Lens Array
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC04CA02C
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 BOL mid term), high efficiency, high power (10kW to 100kW+), high voltage (100VDC to 1000VDC) and low stowed volume (80 kW/m3 BOL near term and 120 kW/m3 BOL mid term) solar array suitable for very high power applications. The concept feasibility of the SLA-SR system has been successfully demonstrated and has achieved a TRL 3 classification during the recently completed Phase 1 program. The primary technical objective of the proposed Phase 2 program is to increase the maturity of the SLA-SR technology to a TRL 5 classification. This will be achieved by producing a deployable 1-Bay SLA-SR engineering model (measuring approximately 9ft X 17ft) and demonstrating/validating its performance through ground tests. The successful completion of the proposed Phase 2 program will ready the ABLE SLA-SR system for use on advanced missions.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Eskenazi
Principal Investigator
8056902434
meskenazi@aec-able.com

Business Contact:

Bill Gadsby
Business Official
8056902447
bgadsby@aec-able.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEC-Able Engineering Company, Inc.
7200 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 952964846
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No