Modular Multi-Threat Survivable Solar Array (PDRT08-034)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7034
Agency Tracking Number: B073-023-0723
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-023
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
DR Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive, San Diego, CA, 92126
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Theodore Stern
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 444-1830
Business Contact
 Steven Sherman
Title: V.P. Business Administrat
Phone: (858) 444-1826
Research Institution
Military spacecraft need improved survivability to the multi-threat environment, including laser threats and nuclear environments. This program develops two hardened solar power technologies, a Survivable Planar Module (SPM) and a Survivable Concentrator Module (SCM) that use shielding and countermeasures to withstand threat environments while maintaining high specific power performance. The planar approach modularizes and retrofits existing qualified solar panel technology with innovative shielding that allows a significant increase in survivability while maintaining the extensive flight heritage which is critical to implementation of new spacecraft power generation technologies. The concentrator approach derives from previous technology development which has shown very high survivability and performance parameters and implements it with flight proven components. This Phase II SBIR effort continues threat engagement and thermal analysis that is used to demonstrate threat resistance while optimizing the design, develops modular concepts that provide ‘test-as-you-fly’ building blocks for larger panels, performs nuclear effects analysis, and builds test modules for irradiation with simulated laser threats.

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