NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-2 H14.01-7508
SUBTOPIC TITLE: International Space Station (ISS) Utilization
PROPOSAL TITLE: Space Facility for Orbital Remote Manufacturing (SPACEFORM)

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
FOMS, Inc.
3525 Del Mar Heights Road, #236
San Diego, CA 92130 - 9213
(858) 342-0993

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dmitry Starodubov
3525 Del Mar Heights Road, #236
San Diego, CA 92130 - 9213
(805) 501-9399

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ella Volfson
3525 Del Mar Heights Road, #236
San Diego, CA 92130 - 9213
(858) 342-0993

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 6
End: 8

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
International Space Station (ISS) Utilization 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 sustainable orbital manufacturing with commercially viable and profitable operation has tremendous potential for driving the space exploration industry and human expansion into outer space. This highly challenging task has never been accomplished before. The current relatively high delivery cost of materials represents the business challenge of value proposition for making products on orbit. FOMS Inc. team identified an opportunity of revolutionary optical fiber manufacturing in space that can lead to the first commercial production on orbit. To address NASA mission of expansion humanity across solar system while providing continued cost-effective ISS operations FOMS Inc. proposes to develop Space Facility for Orbital Remote Manufacturing (SpaceFORM) with strong commercial potential for manufacturing operations on board the ISS.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The key value of the volume manufacturing capability on the orbital platform of ISS through the proposed effort is the unique opportunity to kick start the commercially driven expansion of the humanity in space through the profit based utilization of the abundant resource of microgravity for material processing. The developed logistics, infrastructure, and operational experience of remote orbital manufacturing will be critically important for sustainable orbital presence and further expansion of in-space science and technology. The approach will leverage existing ISS facilities to extend NASA leadership in facilitating commercial space exploration.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The promise to decrease the insertion loss by an order of magnitude compared to currently installed optical fibers will have revolutionary impact on internet expansion, optical communications and data storage. The defense and security industry will benefit from improved detection of harmful substances and airplane protection from proliferating heat seeking missiles. The new applications that utilize the "fingerprint" spectral range would allow to specifically target the desired chemical compositions in both surveillance and chemical processing.

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.)
Active Systems
Fiber (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Photonics)
Image Capture (Stills/Motion)
Materials & Structures (including Optoelectronics)
Processing Methods
Smart/Multifunctional Materials

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