NASA has selected nine small satellite technology projects for funding under the space agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Each contract is worth up to $750,000 over two years.
The proposals include:
Antara Teknik, LLC
Granite Bay, CA
Efficient and Secure Network and Application Communications for Small Spacecraft
Busek Company, Inc.
Milliarcsecond Small Spacecraft Attitude Control System
CU Aerospace, LLC
Fiber-fed Advanced Pulsed Plasma Thruster (FPPT)
Froberg Aerospace, LLC
Integrated Waveguide Optical Gyroscope
San Diego, CA
Compact Multi-Protocol Modem
Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
Valley Tech Systems, Inc.
Affordable Small Satellite Launch Vehicle Reaction Control System
Vector Launch Inc.
Flight Demonstration of a Micropump-based Stage Pressurization System
Summaries of the proposals follow.