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
 Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Business Contact
 Brian Spence
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 722-8090
Email: Brian.Spence@DeployableSpaceSystems.com
Research Institution
 University of California, Santa Barbara
 NOT Available
 552 University Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA, 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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