Materials and Structures Optimization / Process Development for the Mega-ROSA / ROSA Solar Array

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$699,228.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX13CC85C
Agency Tracking Number:
110215
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
T3.01
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) 722-8090
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Business Contact:
Brian Spence
Business Official
(805) 722-8090
Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Research Institution:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Cristina Wilson
552 University Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-93106
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Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Deployable Space Systems, Inc. (DSS), in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Department of Mechanical Engineering, will focus the proposed NASA STTR Phase 2 program on the materials optimization, structures optimization, creep / relaxation phenomena characterization and analytical modeling, and manufacturing process optimization/development for the Mega-ROSA/ROSA solar array. The ROSA technology (termed for: Roll-Out Solar Array) is a new/innovative mission-enabling solar array system that offers maximum performance in all key metrics and unparalleled affordability for NASA's Space Science & Exploration missions. ROSA will enable NASA's emerging Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Space Science & Exploration missions through its ultra-affordability, ultra-lightweight, ultra-compact stowage volume, high strength/stiffness, and its high voltage and high/low temperature operation capability within many environments. Multiple identified end-users provide strong commercial infusion paths for the ROSA solar array upon the successful execution of the proposed Phase 2 program technology advancements.

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