NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 18-1- Z8.01-5843
 Cubesat Propulsion Systems
 Hybrid Orbital Propulsion System (HOPS)
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Exquadrum, Inc.
12130 Rancho Road
Adelanto , CA 92301-2703
(760) 246-0279

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Marlow Moser
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301 - 2703
(760) 530-7949

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Glen Goede
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301 - 2703
(760) 246-0279
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract

Exquadrum proposes to develop and demonstrate a highly-controllable, microsatellite scale Hybrid Orbital Propulsion System (HOPS) utilizing nitrous oxide oxidizer and an Exquadrum proprietary solid fuel formulation.  The proposed system is high-thrust, readily scales between CubeSat sizes from 3U to 27U, and is capable of achieving impulse densities up to 1,300 Ns/U.  The hybrid thruster powering the system is electrically ignited and capable of numerous restarts, with the number of thrust pulses limited only by the propellant supply.  During the proposed Phase I project, Exquadrum will create a preliminary design of the propulsion system and conduct a hot-fire demonstration of a heavyweight thruster prototype. 

Potential NASA Applications


Propulsion for deployment of CubeSat constellations, CubeSat operational orbit insertion, maintenance, collision avoidance, de-orbit, propulsion for Explorer class missions    

Potential Non-NASA Applications


Department of Defense nanosatellite constellation deployment, commercial Earth imaging and remote sensing constellation deployment and orbit maintenance

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