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Robust, Highly Scalable Solar Array for Harsh Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-C-9202
Agency Tracking Number: Non-DOD
Amount: $1,499,092.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Non-DOD
Solicitation Number: 2019.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-02-27
Small Business Information
2602 Clover Basin Drive, Longmont, CO, 80503
DUNS: 968249636
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philip Keller
 (303) 200-0068
 phil.keller@roccor.com
Business Contact
 Stephanie Amend
Phone: (801) 710-1252
Email: stephanie.amend@roccor.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Air Force is pursuing scalable power technologies for Small Satellites.In the proposed Phase II SBIR Roccor will leverage expertise in power systems architecture (from Roccors HiPASS solar array) and our partnership with a key supplier of photovoltaics (PV) cells to develop radiation tolerant PV panel assemblies that can be installed within a highly scalable next-generation array system and withstand extremely harsh orbital environments.The proposed Phase II SBIR will establish the design and integration approach for radiation hardened solar panels, investigate structural modifications to the existing HiPASS that will allow scalability to relevant power levels, and investigate the ability to produce and integrate flight hardware at a scale that will allow a future AFRL-designed spacecraft to demonstrate LEO to GEO transfer of an ESPA-class spacecraft using Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP).

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