Busek Co., Inc.

11 Tech Circle
Natick, MA 01760
http://www.busek.com
100 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 200
Total Value of Awards $65MM
First Award Date 01/01/87
Most Recent Award Date 06/10/16

200 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H8.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

The conversion of heat to power has proven to be vital in flight missions where solar power generation is not an option. Radioisotope thermoelectric generators that converted heat produced by a decaying nuclear source to power have been used on missions such as Cassini, New Horizons, Galileo, Ulysses and the Mars Science Laboratory. Although ne...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Arizona State University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T4.02
Budget: 06/10/16 - 06/09/17

Busek, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU), proposes to develop a robotic resource prospecting mission to a near-Earth asteroid using a 6U CubeSat, nicknamed "AstroCube". This ambitious mission is enabled by Busek's iodine-fueled BIT-3 RF ion propulsion system that can deliver ~1mN of thrust and ~2200sec of total Isp with 65W nom...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S3.02
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

Busek proposes to develop a compact electrospray propulsion system with unprecedented capability. The 1500s Isp while requiring less than 45W of power. Compared with existing state-of-the-art CubeSat thrusters, the system will provide more thrust than available gridded ion engines at lower power and without greatly penalizing Isp. Busek will dev...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S3.02
Budget: 05/13/16 - 05/12/18

Busek is developing an advanced iodine feed system for Hall Effect Thrusters (HETs), ion engines, cathodes, and other plasma generators. The feed system features an innovative piezo driven valve that saves volume, mass, cost, and energy with respect to state of the art alternatives. The feed system also features a low mass plastic propellant ta...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H6.01
Budget: 05/04/16 - 05/03/18

Busek Co. Inc. proposes to advance the maturity of an innovative Spacecraft on Umbilical Line (SOUL) System suitable for a wide variety of applications of interest to NASA, DoD and commercial missions. SOUL is a small (

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N122-146
Budget: 09/29/15 - 09/30/16

Busek?s SeaCube project brings ocean altimetry to a compact and cost effective CubeSat platform ? a capability currently limited to an aging and vulnerable fleet of costly conventional satellites. A constellation of SeaCube altimeters will provide near real time sea height data across all of Earth?s oceans, bringing a new and powerful capability...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: Z20.01
Budget: 09/17/15 - 09/16/17

Busek, in partnership with Morehead State University (MSU), proposes to develop a versatile 6U CubeSat capable of reaching a lunar orbit from GEO. The primary objective of the Phase II effort is to demonstrate a complete, mini ion propulsion system that provides ~3000sec Isp heretofore unavailable to CubeSats, with a solid-storable iodine prope...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-089
Budget: 09/09/15 - 12/09/17

ABSTRACT:Busek Co. Inc. proposes to develop a high power, low-mass Hall effect thruster. The baseline thruster is sized at nominally 8kW power level. A specific feature to be implemented includes the use of SmCo permanent magnets. The goal of the effort is to reduce thruster specific mass to <1kg/kW which is a 3-fold decrease over SOA syst...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-066
Budget: 08/18/15 - 05/19/16

ABSTRACT:Busek proposes to develop an ultra compact CubeSat propulsion system utilizing non-toxic, ?green? monopropellant. The system will occupy 1/2U volume and the ?tuna can? protrusion space made available by a 3U CubeSat launcher?s ejector spring. Key components of this concept include an innovative micro thruster based on Busek?s groundbr...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-068
Budget: 08/11/15 - 05/11/16

ABSTRACT:Busek proposes to develop a Hall thruster operating on chemical propellant(s). ?This fuel flexible thruster would ultimately be paired with a chemical rocket to produce an efficient multi-mode propulsion (MMP) system. ?The ultimate goal is a single propellant shared by the Hall thruster and the high thrust chemical rocket. ???In Phase I...

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