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Lightweight and Low Stow Volume Solar Concentrator for Lunar Based In-Situ Resource Utilization

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC21C0280
Agency Tracking Number: 213222
Amount: $124,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z12
Solicitation Number: SBIR_21_P1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-05-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-11-19
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
 Linden Bolisay
 (714) 259-0771
Business Contact
 Larry Beebe
Phone: (714) 259-0771
Research Institution

The objective of the proposed Phase I effort is to develop a lightweight (and ultimately high W/kg) and low stow mirror solar concentrator that can concentrate sunlight light at the lunar surface for use in situ resource utilization (ISRU), specifically for oxygen extraction from lunar regolith. In Phase I, L.Garde, Inc. will (1) design a full scale solar concentrator capable of meeting NASA performance requirements, (2) build a small-scale proof-of-concept prototype, (3) demonstrate the design capabilities through experimental testing. In Phase II, L.Garde, Inc. willnbsp; develop the full scale system design and build a relevant scale prototype for ground testing and further demonstration of capabilities.

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