Spacedev

13855 Stowe Drive
Poway, CA 92064
http://spacedev.com
32 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 9
Total Value of Awards $5.39MM
First Award Date 04/30/02
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/08

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Grainger Mr. Chris Grainger 1 Message
Friedman Mr. Assi Friedman 1 Message
Janicik Mr. Jeffrey Janicik 3 Message
Macklin Mr. Frank L. Macklin P.E. 2 Message
Janicik Jeff Janicik 1 Message
Hickerson Jeffery Hickerson 1 Message
McNeely Dave McNeely 1 Message

9 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 08-1
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

Engineers at SpaceDev have conducted a preliminary design and analysis of a proprietary annular design concept for a hybrid motor. A U.S. Patent application has been submitted and is pending approval. The annular hybrid motor is an improvement to hybrid rocket motor technology that can be used for a wide range of applications. The technology...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-201
Budget: 05/05/05 - 02/06/06

Most current operational nanosat propulsion systems are based on cold gas systems. Cold gas systems offer the reliability and simplicity for maneuvering a nanosat. However a cold gas system is not efficient at translating a nanosat large distance due to it's low impulse. Modern hybrid technology offers to increase the typical impulse of 55sec fo...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-027
Budget: 04/15/05 - 04/17/06

SpaceDev has made extensive use of commercial standards to achieve more responsive flexibility in its subsystems. SpaceDev would undertake an approach similar to an advanced microsat systems. It will utilize commercial communications busses (such as Ethernet and LVDS) and communications protocols such as TCPIP to interconnect the various subsyst...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-018
Budget: 09/29/04 - 12/28/06

During Phase I we conducted a series of trades to determine size and performance parameters of the overall StreakerTM vehicle family, including determination of the optimum size of the second stages relative to the CCB's, Taking the development of an affordable SLV system to the next level, the objective of this effort is to define, develop and...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-029
Budget: 08/23/04 - 05/22/06

This project will result in the design, development, and demonstration of a spacecraft system simulator that provides the foundation for a responsive small satellite mission. There are five elements to a truly responsive small spacecraft mission: Small spacecraft technologies; Integration & test; On-orbit commissioning; Mission operations and t...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-029
Budget: 07/09/03 - 07/09/04

Today satellites are large, expensive, power-hungry, slow to assemble, test, and integrate, and generally unique to each payload. This traditional way of doing things is not optimal for the testing, demonstration and fielding of new, smaller, higher performance experiments and payloads. By innovatively applying the "microcomputer" hardware and...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-018
Budget: 07/09/03 - 07/09/04

The objective of this proposal is to develop innovative Small Launch Vehicle (SLV) technologies that provide responsive, cost effective solutions for Small Satellites. SpaceDev has identified several emergent technologies that have the potential to produce significant advancements in SLV responsiveness, cost, performance and safety. SpaceDev p...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF02-051
Budget: 03/28/03 - 06/28/04

The development of an orbital Maneuvering and Transfer Vehicle (MTV) that can be safely manifested aboard the Space Shuttle and meet U.S. Air Force Space Test Program orbit transfer performance requirements is critical to launching secondary experimental payloads from Space Shuttle Hitchhiker Experiment Launch System (SHELS). The objective of t...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF02-051
Budget: 04/30/02 - 04/25/03

NASA and the Air Force have established a need for smaller payloads launched on the Shuttle Hitchhiker Experiment Launch System (SHELS) to achieve longer missions and/or more useful orbits by use of a propulsion module (PM). For Phase I, SpaceDev will improve on and demonstrate the practicality of the Maneuvering and Transfer Vehicle (MTV) when...