Abstract:… renewable sources by 2025. According to a 2010 announcement by the Secretary of Navy, half of the Navys total energy consumption ashore by 2020 will come from alternative sources; the Navy will make half of its installations net-zero energy consumers, using solar, wind,… more
Abstract:… Systems, Inc. (DSS), and Space Systems Loral as a key subcontractor and potential commercial infusion partner, will focus the proposed SBIR Phase 2 program on the TRL 5/6 technology maturation / development of an affordable, lightweight, high power, maximum performance solar… more
Abstract:Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) will focus the proposed SBIR program on the creation and development of an automated robotic manufacturing infrastructure designed to mass-produce DSS's Integrated Modular Blanket Assembly (IMBA) common photovoltaic Standard Power Modules (SPM's). The… more
Abstract:Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Mark O'Neill LLC (MOLLC) will focus the proposed NASA Phase 1 effort on the development of our innovative SOLAROSA technology. SOLAROSA, named for Stretched Optical Lens Architecture on Roll-Out Solar Array, is a… more
Abstract:…chanical Engineering, will focus the proposed NASA STTR Phase 2 program on the materials optimization, structures optimization, creep / relaxation phenomena characterization and analytical modeling, and manufacturing process optimization/development for the Mega-ROSA/ROSA solar… more
Abstract:The proposed technology is a revolutionary solar array advancement that relies on a structurally optimized platform to provide unparalleled specific-performance and affordability for extremely large area solar arrays. The proposed technology is comprised of a central beam… more
Abstract:…systematically mature, mitigate risk for; and perform hardware-based ground validations / demonstrations of a low-cost, high technology payoff, ISS-based flight experiment that will allow key relevant space-flight environmental validation of our innovative Roll-Out Solar Array… more
Abstract:… small asteroids, which makes classic mechanical anchoring difficult.Adherent Technologies, Inc. (ATI) has developed innovative materials for space use for over a decade. These include inflatable structures, self-sealing membranes, coatings for satellites and solar sails, and… more
Abstract:Solar water heaters are an efficient means to harvest energy from the sun to heat water for domestic use (i.e. bathing, washing dishes, etc.). However, the current solar water heating systems cost approximately $133/ft2 and have a payback period of 7-10 years, including… more
Abstract:… in conductive solutions. These probes, when used in atomic force microscopy, enable scanning electrochemical microscopy (AFM-SECM) to be performed. This method is increasingly important for the scientific study of applications including nano-electrodes for solar… more
Abstract:… to demonstrate the feasibility of this improved process using bench scale experiments. This will be accomplished in three tasks: 1) design and construct bench scale processing unit that can accommodate different modes of heating (conventional, microwave, radiant/solar); 2)… more
Abstract:Water heaters use about 16% of the energy used in the typical home. This is an unnecessary financial burden on most home owners and an unnecessary burden on US energy supplies. Currently, the high cost of solar hot water systems discourages alternatives to Natural gas, Propane… more
Abstract:Todays conventional solar energy conversion technologies face serious problems, because of their combination of moderate efficiencies and high photovoltaic complexities, and because they are burdened with high manufacturing costs. For solar cells to be cost-competitive with… more
Abstract:…, it is important to verify that nano- and micro-structures meet the chemical/physical design specifications. The demand for Li-ion batteries has the potential to spread into areas other than electric vehicles. For example, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind… more
Abstract:… International, Inc. will design and develop a high performance, high voltage ( & gt; 15 kV) SiC MCPM that is low cost, manufacturable, reliable and reworkable. The target utility scale energy storage applications include power conversion systems for grid-tie, … more
Abstract:… from AST, the first being our production single-junction flexible monolithically integrated CIGS product. Our customers for this product will be defense agencies/contractors (space and satellite power, near space reconnaissance, battle field power solutions packs, solar… more
Abstract:Large, lightweight, deployable solar array structures have been identified as a key enabling technology for NASA with analysis and design of these structures being the top challenge in meeting the overall goals of the NASA Space Technology Roadmap. The use of analysis to drive… more
Abstract:… data to the user via the Iridium satellite network in near real-time. GAMMA will make use of ASTRA"s existing Connected Autonomous Space Environment Sensor (CASES) GPS software receiver design, with significant reductions in size, weight and power, and the addition of … more
Abstract:… develop a novel antireflection film that will virtually eliminate the reflection of interior lighting on transit bus windshields and significantly improve driver visibility and passenger/pedestrian safety. Additives are incorporated into windshield glass to reduce solar glare… more
Abstract:…ion to NASA space applications, BT is augmenting this team with Astral Infinity (AI) to provide one target application that requires flywheel energy storage systems with characteristics that exceed current flywheel systems and exceed lithium battery capabilities?a solar powered… more
Abstract:Solar water heaters are a well-established renewable energy technology that has been widely adopted outside of the United States. Here we propose to significantly improve the evacuated solar tube collectors (ETC) by utilizing the dry-drawable carbon nanotube (CNT) sheets for… more
Abstract:Mass and volume efficient solar arrays are sought by NASA, DoD and commercial space to enable high power missions from 20-30 kW up to 300 kW. Flexible substrate arrays can have higher specific power (W/kg) and specific volume (kW/m3) than conventional arrays. Typical designs for… more
Abstract:… objects in the field off regard. o Demonstrate both radiometric and not radiometric compensation techniques. o Have a Radiation Mitigation Technology robust enough to help with sensors that are actively jammed by lasers or spoofed by high radiance clutter or solar reflections… more
Abstract:… a model of the Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR), configured for the Thule site, to model the effects of ionospheric scintillation on radar performance. The results of our Phase I investigation show that the physical phenomena driving scintillation link solar energetic… more
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in partnership with Mark O"Neill LLC (MOLLC) and Emcore Photovoltaics (EMCORE), will focus this effort on the TRL 5/6 development of a new innovative 100X-500X concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar array technology (termed… more
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