3D Print and Play Payload (P3) Systems

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,932.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CD38P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
105434
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S4.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12151 Research Parkway, Suite 150, Orlando, FL, 32826-2920
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147216001
Principal Investigator:
MikeNewton
Principal Investigator
(407) 275-4720
mnewton@nscryptinc.com
Business Contact:
KennethChurch
Business Official
(407) 275-4720
msanders@nscryptinc.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The proposed effort will make a dramatic improvement in a) size, weight and power based on a transformative approach to manufacturer 3D electronics as well as 2) ease of integration by exploiting standards efforts in the Space community and specifically CubeSat. The most significant contribution we will make is in next generation packaging through the use of Additive Manufacturing of Structural Electronics. The concept of "Plug and Play" implies simple and compatible, but it also implies traditional modular packaging for a specific form factor. By eliminating solder, wire bonds, connector, excess silicon and excess substrate, the possibility exists to shrink an electronic system by more than 100 times. This 100 fold shrinkage will apply to both size and weight and the newly available volume could be applied to power generation and storage. By extending the plug and play concept to "3D Print and Play"Â? in which entire satellites will be fabricated layer-by-layer into a monolithic, intelligent, conformal structure. Consequently, the development time is radically reduced, not from "months to days" but rather "days to hours," by automating the manufacturing component of development.

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