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High-Performance Robust-and-Resilient Solar Array Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-17-C-0486
Agency Tracking Number: F161-094-1752
Amount: $749,842.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF161-094
Solicitation Number: 16.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-08-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-15
Small Business Information
460 Ward Drive, Suite F
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
United States
DUNS: 825308732
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Spence
 Principal Investigator / Program Manager
 (805) 722-8090
Business Contact
 Brian Spence
Phone: (805) 722-8090
Research Institution

Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS) has developed robust/resilient next-generation high-performance Resilient Solar Arrays (RSA’s) that have game-changing advances in high temperature exposure / survivability, man-made threat survivability, high specific power, compact stowage volume, and affordability. DSS’s proposed RSA technologies promise to enhance/enable Air Force missions requiring operational robustness and resiliency against threats. Key technology advances of high temperature capability, natural and manmade threat survivability, extremely-compact stowed packaging, high specific power, and affordability will enable future missions requiring robustness and resiliency against unique threats and environments. DSS’s proposed RSA technologies range from highly-modified conventional rigid panel to innovative flexible blanket solar arrays that leverage proven heritage components, materials, processes and approaches to provide a low-risk end-user implementation. DSS’s proposed RSA’s and Phase 2 technology development/maturation path allows for rapid/realistic technology insertion. DSS’s technology innovations will produce revolutionary array-system-level performance advancements in terms of high robustness and resiliency, ultra-high temperature exposure survivability, increased performance metrics, and rapid commercial / technology infusion. Once successfully validated through the proposed Phase 2 program, DSS’s RSA technologies will provide substantial capability improvements over current state-of-the-art, and will be mission enabling for future Air Force applications requiring robustness and resiliency.

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