NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 17-2 S1.02-9250
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX17CP70P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Technologies for Active Microwave Remote Sensing
PROPOSAL TITLE: Enabling Larger Deployable Ka-Band Antenna Apertures with Novel Rib

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tendeg, LLC
686 South Taylor Avenue, Suite 108
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(303) 929-4466

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Gregg Freebury
gregg@tendeg.com
686 South Taylor Avenue, Suite 108
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(303) 929-4466

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Gregg Freebury
gregg@tendeg.com
686 South Taylor Avenue, Suite 108
Louisville, CO 80027 - 3000
(303) 929-4466

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Technologies for Active Microwave Remote Sensing is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

The significance and relevance of the proposed innovation is to design and develop a novel rib that will enable 2-6m aperture parabolic reflectors and antennas for smallsats.  The rib will be rollable and allow 100: 1 compaction ratios.  It will provide deployment authority and deployed structural integrity meeting Ka-band precision requirements. Higher communication data rates, longer transmission distances, increased sensor capacity for active radar and radiometers are all directly related to larger aperture sizes.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed innovation relative to NASA needs will be focused on small to medium aperture antennas up to Ka-band and used for Earth observing science missions (RainCube radar, radiometers), deep space communications, and any mission needing high data rate down links. The rib technology would enable larger apertures for any higher gain mission needs.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
There is strong market growth in CubeSat up to smallsat size satellites in the commercial arena. Numerous communications, data transfer and Earth observation constellations are planned. Many of them would benefit from a lightweight, small packaged volume, high gain antenna. In the terrestrial market, the U.S. Military is seeking man-packable high gain antennas for forward operating Warfighters.

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.)
Analytical Methods
Antennas
Characterization
Command & Control
Composites
Deployment
Machines/Mechanical Subsystems
Metallics
Prototyping
Structures

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