Tethers Unlimited, Inc.

11711 N. Creek Pkwy S., Suite D113 Array
Bothell, WA 98011
20 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 62
Total Value of Awards $17.7MM
Active Awards 1 valued at $750K
First Award Date 01/01/92
Most Recent Award Date 06/10/16

62 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H14.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

One of the goals of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) from 2012 is to ?utilize the ISS for developing the systems and protocols necessary to humans to venture beyond low Earth orbit for extended durations?, and with the push from Congress in 2015 to build a deep space habitat for a Mars mission by 2018, the goals o...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S3.09
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

Composite-Z and Graded-Z Radiation Shields (CoGZ-Rad) uses novel multi-material 3D printing techniques to fabricate a cost-effective and lightweight radiation shielding comprised of polymers and polymer composites. CoGZ-Rad relies on advancing the concept of the graded-atomic number (graded-Z) radiation shielding by utilizing new materials and ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H9.02
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

SWIFT is a small-form factor, highly-capable software-defined radio (SDR) platform whose strength lies in its flexible and modular hardware and software interfaces. TUI proposes to augment this existing, proven platform to make it compatible with the Space Telecommunication Radio System (STRS) architecture and other open standards. Furthermore, ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H6.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

With the goal to reduce astronaut time required to maintain experiments on the ISS and aid advances in vision processing and robotic arm control technology, TUI proposes to collaborate with NanoRacks to develop a "Modular Advanced Networked Telerobotic Interface System" (MANTIS) that will integrate an existing robotic arm in a NanoLabs payload o...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Defense
Topic: SB161-007
Budget: 06/09/16 - 03/12/17

The Constructable Platform effort will define a modular, reconfigurable, and expandable architecture for a platform in GEO to provide persistent support infrastructure for multiple, diverse payloads. The platforms reusability will enable the infrastructure cost to be amortized over multiple payloads, providing reductions in mission cost as well ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A12-067
Budget: 05/26/16 - 05/25/17

To better meet the needs of soldiers, the Army seeks to provide over-the-horizon tactical satellite communications using a soldiers standard issue radio at UHF or mobile SATCOM terminals at K-band. Traditional relay satellites in geosynchronous orbits are unable to meet this need because they are too distant from the smaller terminals relatively...

Phase 2 SBIR Active

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H14.03
Budget: 04/18/16 - 04/17/18

The CRISSP Phase II effort will mature to TRL-6 recyclable launch packaging materials to enable sustainable in-space manufacturing on the ISS and future manned deep space missions. Our Phase I effort began by testing the recycling of current launch packaging materials, identifying several that are possible to recycle. We then prototyped concep...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N151-058
Budget: 07/15/15 - 01/11/16

The Multi-sensor ASW Pod System (MAPS) effort will develop an integrated system for vertical takeoff unmanned aerial vehicle anti-submarine warfare operations. MAPS will be composed of a podded system capable of conducting acoustic search operations, utilizing standard A-size sonobuoys and bathythermobuoys, and localized Magnetic Anomaly Detecto...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Western Washington University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF15-AT07
Budget: 07/08/15 - 03/08/16

ABSTRACT: To produce high dielectric strength insulator materials, our approach, called Optimized Additive Manufacturing for High Dielectric Strength (OAHDS), will optimize fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing in order to fabricate high density parts. ?Currently, thermoplastics 3D printed via FFF have dielectric strengths one to three or...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S4.02
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

To enable future robotic exploration systems to have greater mobility capabilities on difficult terrain such as craters, cliffs, gullies, and skylights, Tethers Unlimited proposes to develop the "Advanced Regolith Anchoring for Cable-assisted Mobility" (ARACMO) Anchor. This device can launch hundreds of meters from a rover vehicle, self-right, ...

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