NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 20-1- H8.01-4646
 Utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) to Foster Commercial Development of Low-Earth Orbit (LEO)
 MISSE-FF Experiment on Advanced COTS Processors
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Space Micro, Inc.
10237 Flanders Court
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 332-0700

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Mr. Darrell Sellers
10237 Flanders Court San Diego, CA 92121 - 1526
(858) 332-0700

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

David Strobel
10237 Flanders Court San Diego, CA 92121 - 1526
(858) 332-0700
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Space Micro proposes an aggressive, but achievable, space radiation effects experiment to compare various advanced processors in the space radiation environment.

Space Micro will focus on the rapid development of an electronics monitoring and SEU/SEFI error reporting system for MISSE-FF deployment which can accommodate multiple COTS processors by actively switching among them in orbit.


Why Space Micro?

  1. Superb record of SBIR insertions and commercialization
  2. Leveraging of our previous MISSE-X project
  3. Currently using advanced COTS processors for space
  4. Exceptionally technically qualified team, including senior PI
  5. Fits in our space electronics product family for commercialization
  6. Engineering depth to perform in Phase I, II, and III
  7. Fully facilitated with clean rooms, parts upscreening, and space qualification equipment
  8. Ability to partner with major space primes for product sales
  9. Already a qualified supplier to all U.S. space prime contractors


Our Phase I deliverables will be data from ground based testing the candidate technology and an experiment design for flight on the MISSE-FF. Our Phase II deliverables will include an active processor technology experiment, packaged and ready for flight on the MISSE-FF. This experiment would then fly very soon after Phase II, free of charge, with standard services on the NASA surface area allocation of the MISSE-FF.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The cross-cutting space product evolving from this SBIR has the potential to add value to and enable many potential NASA space missions. Some of these future NASA missions include Lucy, Psyche, IXPE, Restore, Hermes, Whipple, TiME, Hera, Chopper, etc. which encompass both Discovery-class and SMEX missions.

Customers include NASA centers, spacecraft prime contractors and even university CubeSat projects. Space Micro has worked with most of the satellite prime companies and also the NASA centers

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

This product can be scaled for a wide range of customers, including emerging commercial constellations for space-based Internet service and Earth observation data e.g. (Google, WorldVu, SpaceX, etc. There are also a number of DoD (Air Force, MDA< NRO) space applications; Space Micro will manufacture and market this product to potential DoD customers and spacecraft primes.

Duration: 6

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