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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CC85C
Agency Tracking Number: 110215
Amount: $949,228.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: T3.01
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Deployable Space Systems, Inc.
75 Robin Hill, Building B2, Goleta, CA, 93117-3108
Duns: 825308732
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Spence
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 722-8090
Business Contact
 Brian Spence
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 722-8090
Research Institution
 University of California, Santa Barbara
 NOT Available
 552 University Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106
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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
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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