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Lightweight Illuminating Towers

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC20C0559
Agency Tracking Number: 206788
Amount: $124,970.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H5
Solicitation Number: SBIR_20_P1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-01
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
 Nathan Barnes
 (714) 259-0771
Business Contact
 Larry Beebe
Phone: (714) 259-0771
Research Institution

L.Garde, Inc. proposes to design and develop a modular range of freestanding Lightweight Illuminating Towers (LiT) in response to NASA#39;s need fornbsp;quot;lightweight reflectors to redirect sunlight onto solar arrays or into dark cratersquot;. The LiT will consist of two subassemblies, (1) reflector with attendant mast, tilt drive, azimuth drive, and leveler, and (2) mass and volume efficient truss structure with stabilizing legs.nbsp;The two main LiT-specific challenges are tower height and robotic deployment of wide-base legs, using a lightweight and compact structure. In Phase I, L.Garde will prove the feasibility of the proposed LiT innovations using design, analysis, and test.nbsp;In Phase II, L.Garde will aim to develop a system design that will allow for the ground testing and demonstration of a LiT reflector tower (including stabilizing legs, slew, leveling, etc.).nbsp;

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