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Innovative Deployable Solar Array for SmallSat and CubeSat Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC19C0304
Agency Tracking Number: 194222
Amount: $124,713.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S3
Solicitation Number: SBIR_19_P1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-18
Small Business Information
153 Castilian Drive
Goleta, CA 93117-3025
United States
DUNS: 825308732
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Spence
 (805) 722-8090
Business Contact
 Brian Spence
Phone: (805) 722-8090
Research Institution

Deployable Space Systems has developed an innovative deployable solar array for CubeSat and SmallSat applications that offers a 2X increase in deployed solar array area given the very restrictive CubeSat stowed volume when compared to State-of-the-Art (SOA) CubeSat solar array systems.nbsp; The basic array structure is also dual-use and can be configured as a deployable radiator. This innovative and simple array design provides a robust, linear solar array deployment, maximizes the amount of solar power that can be deployed from the side of a 3U CubeSat (gt;50+ W/wing) and is significantly stronger and stiffer than current State-of-the-Art CubeSat-class solar arrays.nbsp; The solar array design features a deployable backbone structure for ultra-high deployed strength and stiffness.nbsp; All of the solar array components are chosen to minimize the stowed height of the array. Once successfully validated through the proposed Phase 1 and Phase 2 programs, the innovative CubeSat / SmallSat solar array will be mission-enabling for future high-power missions.

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