NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 H5.01-8958
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Deployable Structures

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 300
Hampton, VA 23666 - 1568
(757) 865-0000

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
John Abrams
2460 W. 26th Ave, STE 440-C
Denver, CO 80211 - 5337
(303) 953-1016 Extension :101

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Jamie Garrett
21 Enterprise Pkwy, STE 300
Hampton, VA 23666 - 6413
(757) 865-0000 Extension :204

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Deployable Structures is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The proposed X-Boom is an innovation on rollable boom design directly relevant to NASA SBIR topic H5.01, Deployable Structures. The X-boom is a rollable Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) boom with an open and symmetrical cross-section. X-boom exhibits superior strength when compared to other open section state of the art (SOA) rollable booms and reduced system integration complexity when compared to both open and closed section SOA rollable booms.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Deployable booms have significant flight heritage and will have sustained prominence in future spacecraft design. Potential X-Boom applications include solar array systems, deployable Gossamer Structures (e.g. solar sails, sun shades, and deorbiting systems), antennas, and CubeSats.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
X-Boom applications for commercial space and the DoD are equivalent to NASA. For commercial space, CubeSats are an emerging market. The inherent scalability of X-Boom could provide capability to CubeSats for the deployment of solar array systems, instruments, and antennas. Further, X-Boom can be deployed to establish a gravity gradient.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)

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