NASA SmallSat Technology Partnerships – 2022 Technology Exposition
Small Spacecraft Technology Program & Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute
Held virtually on June 8, 2022
Welcome and Perspectives
- Welcome and Introduction
Rodolphe De Rosee
STP Technical Officer
Small Spacecraft Technology Program
Program Systems Engineer
- Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)
Christopher E. Baker
Small Spacecraft Technology Program and Flight Opportunities Program
- Science Mission Directorate (SMD) SmallSat Technology
Florence W. Tan
Deputy Chief Technologist,
Science Mission Directorate,
Chair, Small Spacecraft Coordination Group
- Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate (ESDMD)
Small Spacecraft Program Executive,
Mars Campaign Development (MCD) division
Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate
- Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD)
Space Operations Mission Directorate, Launch Services Office
SmallSat Technology Partnerships Presentations – Communication, Navigation, and Thermal
- A high-precision continuous-time PNT compact module for the LunaNet small spacecraft – 
A model of a high-precision continuous-time position-navigation-and-timing chip module for the 2022 LunaNet small spacecraft that will enable the tracking-data relay satellite to serve effectively as the network access node for continuous communications with the Lunar orbital and surface.
Dr. Chee Wei Wong
University of California, Los Angeles
- Crater-Based Navigation and Timing – 
An on-board navigation system that will use surface features for on-board inertial optical navigation. This design will mature positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities applicable to any spacecraft with a camera, reduce the total number of ground contacts and tracking data, and the algorithms leverage hardware proven for small satellites.
Dr. Brandon Jones
University of Texas, Austin
- 5G Arrays for Lunar Relay Operations (FIGARO) – 
The design of Ka-band phased array antennas with commercial 5G Silicon RFIC beamformer technology for space-based relay applications.
Dr. Satish Sharma
San Diego State University
- A Small Satellite Lunar Communications and Navigation System – 
An integrated communications, positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) system that will support regional Lunar surface navigation, relative navigation between assets, timing synchronization, and human location services in addition to a simple messaging system compliant with the Lunar frequency band plan.
Dr. Scott Palo
University of Colorado, Boulder
- An Additively Manufactured Deployable Radiator with Oscillating Heat Pipes (AMDROHP) to Enable High Power Lunar CubeSats – 
The AMDROHP mission is a technology demonstration of an additively manufactured deployable radiator with oscillating heat pipes (AMDROHP). The development of this radiator technology will help address the thermal challenges presented by high-power CubeSats in future Lunar missions.
Dr. Yen (Jim) Kuo
California State University, Los Angeles
SmallSat Technology Partnerships Presentations – Propulsion
- Lunar Missions Enabled by Chemical-Electrospray Propulsion – 
A standardized orbital transfer vehicle for SmallSat payloads to Lunar orbits benefits from multimode chemical-electrospray propulsion. This project leverages previous advancements in monoprop-electrospray propulsion system (MEPS) propellant and thruster development and demonstrates a complete propulsion package that is on track for flight demonstration.
Dr. Joshua Rovey
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Variable Specific Impulse Electrospray Thrusters for SmallSat Propulsion – 
The project has demonstrated a TRL5 electrospray thruster intended for a 12U CubeSat. The thruster can be scaled to operate efficiently throughout the broad power range of SmallSats, down to the few Watts typical of a 1U CubeSat. The thrusting elements are multimeter arrays micromachined in silicon.
Dr. Manuel Gamero-Castaño
University of California, Irvine
- 3-D Printed Hybrid Propulsion Solutions for SmallSat Lunar Landing and Sample Return – 
The design and testing of a 25-50 N propulsion system packaged into a 12U size with the energy profiles necessary for Lunar landing and sample return missions.
Dr. Stephen Whitmore
Utah State University
- High Specific-impulse Electrospray Explorer for Deep-space (HiSPEED) – 
A multi-staged ion Electrospray Propulsion System extends thruster lifetime and enables deep-space exploration with small satellites.
Dr. Paulo Lozano
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Leverage NASA Patented Technology for your Project
Learn how to use NASA patented technologies.
Technology Transfer Office
- NASA Partnership Mechanisms
Overview of the suite of partnership mechanisms and their uses in a nutshell.
Martha Del Alto
Strategic Agreements Office
Closing Remarks and Social
12:55 – 1:05PM
- Closing remarks
Rodolphe De Rosee
1:05 – 1:15PM
- Virtual Social and Networking