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Lightweight and Low Stow Volume Solar Concentrator for Lunar Based In-Situ Resource Utilization

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22CA136
Agency Tracking Number: 213222
Amount: $749,941.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z12
Solicitation Number: SBIR_21_P2
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-05-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-05-25
Small Business Information
15181 Woodlawn Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780-6487
United States
DUNS: 076084490
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Linden Bolisay
 (714) 259-0771
Business Contact
 Larry Beebe
Phone: (714) 259-0771
Research Institution

The objective of the proposed Phase II effort is to further develop a lightweight and low stow volume solar concentrator for use in lunarnbsp;in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) applications, specifically for oxygen extraction from lunar regolith. In the Phase I effort, anbsp;design of a full scale solar concentrator was created, and analysis showed the solar concentrator meeting NASA performance requirements. Also small scale prototypes were fabricated and deployment test successfully demonstrated the stowage andnbsp;deployment concept. In the Phase II effort, we will optimize the design of the solar concentrator as well develop the overall ISRU system, fabricate a demonstration-level prototype, characterize the solar concentration performance, and perform environmental test to understand how performance is affected.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

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