NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-1- S4.04-1674
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Extreme Environments Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Radiation-Hardened CubeSat Power Management & Distribution (PMAD) for Europa Environment
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ragnarok Industries, Inc.
1521 Concord Pike, Suite 301
Wilmington , DE 19803-3644
(201) 424-0430

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Luigi Balarinni
luigi@ragnarokindustries.com
569 55th St West New York, NJ 07093 - 4628
(201) 424-0430

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Luigi Balarinni
luigi@ragnarokindustries.com
569 55th St West New York, NJ 07093 - 4628
(201) 424-0430
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 4
Technical Abstract

In Phase 1, Ragnarok will mature the much-needed rad-hard BCDR technology from TRL 3 - 4. Phase 2 of Ragnarok’s efforts will proceed to develop the entire functional prototype radiation-hardened PMAD system including the newly developed BCDR hardware from Phase 1. Phase 2 efforts will conclude with a full Critical Design Review (CDR) and a completed and closed list of HRs and HRMPs. The final prototype design will be targeted towards Europa Environment through a demonstration flight above LEO, if available, after Phase 2.

Potential NASA Applications

During this Phase 2, Ragnarok will also produce a prototype of the entire radiation-hardened PMAD system, including the new radiation-hardened BCDR component from Phase 1, and seek a demonstrative flight above LEO if attainable. Thereafter in Phase 3, Ragnarok will offer to (i) partner with a NASA ROSES 2019 proposal in Heliophysics, Planetary Science Data, and/or Lunar Data Analysis, and/or (ii) pursue Space Situational Awareness AFRL missions in GEO, such as ASCENT microsat.

Potential Non-NASA Applications

Once qualified to TRL 9 as a rad-hard PMAD with BCDR, Ragnarok will enter the Polar Broadband communications market using a first-to-market advantage. Ragnarok shall have first mover’s advantage pursuing these services. Although the polar broadband market is a fraction of the larger market, this niche is a perfect entry point to fulfill this capacity requiring a low upfront capital investment for in-flight Wi-Fi and Maritime Broadband.


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