WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — On November 5, 2018, NASA provided notice of an opportunity to participate in the Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP), which is intended to accelerate the transition of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funded technologies to commercialization.
The funding is a combination of additional SBIR/STTR investment and NASA or non-NASA entity investment. The SBIR/STTR Program will match between $500,000 and $1 million of the external investment.
Eleven applications have been selected for negotiation and award for a total of $8.8M in funding. A list of selected projects and firms can be found below:
Adventium Enterprises, LLC
|Continuous Architecture Framework for Fault Management Assessment and Design (CAFFMAD)|
|Cold Atom Source System|
Deployable Space Systems, Inc.
|Affordable Maximum Performance Solar Array for NASA and Commercial Missions|
EM Photonics, Inc.
|Enhanced Detection, Tracking, and Integration for the ATCOM Video Processing Platform|
Environmental and Life Support Technology
|Clean Catalysts- Porous Solid Carbon Manufacturing System|
IntelliEPI IR, Inc.
|Advanced Type II SLS Materials for Large Format FPA Applications|
M4 Engineering, Inc.
|Physics-Based Conceptual Design Tools|
|Small, Low Mass, Self-Biased Circulators for Aerospace Phased Array Radar Systems|
MicroLink Devices, Inc.
|High-Volume Production of Lightweight, Multi-Junction Solar Cells Using 6-inch GaAs|
|6 CFM Electrochemical Hydrogen Pump and Compressor|
|Cell Reprogramming Facility|
Last month NASA officials gave a series of presentations about the space agency’s deep-space exploration plans to the NASA Advisory Council’s Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Committee. I have excerpted slides from those presentations to provide an overview of what the space agency is planning.
WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA’s Space Technology Program has selected Deployable Space Systems (DSS) of Goleta, Calif. and ATK Space Systems Inc., of Commerce, Calif., for contract negotiation to develop advanced solar array systems. High-power solar electric propulsion, where the power is generated with advanced solar array systems, is a key capability required for extending human presence throughout the solar system.
The selected proposals offer innovative approaches to the development of next-generation, large-scale solar arrays and associated deployment mechanisms. These advanced solar arrays will drastically reduce weight and stowed volume when compared to current systems. They also will significantly improve efficiency and functionality of future systems that will produce hundreds of kilowatts of power. These advanced solar arrays could be used in future NASA human exploration and science missions, communications satellites and a majority of other future spacecraft applications.