Elastic Deployable Composite Tubular Roll-Out Boom

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