Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,680.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CA93C
Agency Tracking Number:
095446
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Deployable Space Systems, Inc.
CA, Goleta, CA, 93117-3108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
825308732
Principal Investigator:
Brian Spence
Principal Investigator
(805) 805-1313
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Business Contact:
Brian Spence
Business Official
(805) 805-1313
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Deployable Space Systems (DSS) has developed an affordable and ultra-lightweight elastically self-deployable Roll-Out Boom technology that provides affordability and mission-enabling performance features for current and future NASA missions. The Roll-Out Boom technology provides affordability and a significant performance increase in terms of extremely compact stowage volume, ultra-lightweight, broad scalability, high deployed frequency, high deployed strength, reliable/immediate/repeatable controlled deployment, high stiffness during deployment, good thermal/dimensional stability, highly conductive composite materials construction, space environmental survivability, and broad mission applicability. The Roll-Out Boom technology is applicable as an improved direct replacement to competing deployable structures, and is flexible in geometry, length, section, material, and construction to meet the most demanding mission requirements. The Roll-Out Boom is highly applicable as an enabling deployable structure for electric field sensors, antennas, gravity gradient booms, and magnetometer booms, or as a deployable structural platform for solar arrays, sunshades and/or other proprietary payloads. The technology innovation is applicable for practically all NASA and non-NASA missions as a direct replacement for classical state-of-the-practice deployable structure technologies.

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