Awards

$750K

Modular Cubesat Architectures and Components

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-088
Budget: 09/30/11 - 12/30/13
PI: Dr. Geoff Crowley

ABSTRACT: As the Air Force moves toward the deployment of CubeSats and the need for responsive launches, operational Plug-and-Play instruments to monitor the space environment become necessary. The goal of Phase-II is to develop and deliver a prototype for a new UV remote sensing instrument for ionospheric measurements that are relevant to Space...

$99.9K

Modular Cubesat Architectures and Components

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-088
Budget: 03/12/10 - 02/12/11
PI: Dr. Geoff Crowley

This Phase-I proposal applies Plug-and-Play concepts to the development of a radically new instrument, the so-called CubeSat-Tiny Ionospheric Photometer (CTIP) that will acquire 135.6 nm nightglow measurements with optical design, thermal management, and power control systems specifically constrained for a nadir-oriented 3U CubeSat bus. Phase-I ...

$750K

Connected Autonomous Space Environment Sensors (CASES)

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Cornell University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF07-T031
Budget: 10/31/08 - 10/31/10
PI: Dr. Geoff Crowley

This Phase-II proposal addresses Air Force STTR Topic AF07-T031 (Robust, Autonomous, Inexpensive Space Weather Sensors), which was released with the objective to develop robust, autonomous, low-cost sensors to deliver near real-time, three-dimensional space environmental data. The Air Force requires accurate knowledge of the ionospheric environ...

$750K

Advanced Miniature Optical Sensors for Space-Based Monitoring of the Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF071-290
Budget: 06/09/08 - 09/15/10
PI: Dr. Geoff Crowley

As the Air Force moves toward the deployment of many smaller satellites, it would be useful to develop smaller versions of SSUSI and GUVI imagers to take advantage of these multiple platforms, so that global measurements could become an operational reality. The goal of Phase II shall be to develop hardware and software for a low-cost, high sensi...

$100K

HF Software Receiver Arrays (HFSRA)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Southwest Research Institute

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF07-T031
Budget: 09/29/07 - 09/29/08
PI: Dr. Geoff Crowley

Accurate real-time knowledge of the bottomside ionosphere is necessary for covert HF communications, near vertical incidence sounding, and geolocation of HF transmitters. Sky-wave TDOA geolocation is the "holy grail" of HF geolocation techniques due to its passive nature, low cost, and easy deployment. To achieve sky-wave TDOA it is necessary to...

$100K

Connected Autonomous Space Environment Sensors (CASES)

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Cornell University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF07-T031
Budget: 09/29/07 - 06/29/08
PI: Dr. Geoff Crowley

We propose to investigate under Phase-I of the STTR Program FY07 the development of space weather sensor networks including the next-generation of GPS space weather monitors, the network interfaces for internet and remote operation, and system-wide analysis algorithms to validate and calibrate the network. This new instrument will also be much m...

$99.9K

Advanced Miniature Optical Sensors for Space-Based Monitoring of the Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF071-290
Budget: 05/21/07 - 05/29/08
PI: Dr. Geoff Crowley

As the Air Force moves toward the deployment of many smaller satellites, it would be useful to develop smaller versions of SSUSI and GUVI imagers to take advantage of these multiple platforms, so that global measurements could become an operational reality. The goal of the Phase I effort proposed here is to develop a concept and design for a l...