Awards

$750K

Automated Detection and Response Tools for Co-orbiting Satellite Threats

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF071-286
Budget: 04/02/08 - 04/01/10
PI: Ms. Stephanie Thomas

Defensive counter space requires the continual observation, identification and assessment of potential threats. Resource management decisions must be made, either autonomously or by mission commanders, to protect satellite assets as threat information evolves in real time. This proposal is for an innovative model-based automated resource managem...

$597K

Optical Navigation System

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 08-2
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08
PI: Mr. Michael Paluszek

This proposal is for a flexible navigation system for deep space operations that does not require

$99.9K

Model Based Decision Support System for Defensive Counterspace

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF071-286
Budget: 04/17/07 - 04/10/08
PI: Ms. Stephanie Thomas

Defensive counter space requires spacecraft operators to make decisions based on remotely collected data in rapidly evolving situations. This proposal is for an innovative model-based automated resource management system that combines data, both raw and processed through data fusion algorithms, in an evolving model based framework. Emphasis is ...

$99.8K

Simulation Tool to Intercept Multiple Missiles Employing Quick and Random Evasive Flight Path

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA06-049
Budget: 02/28/07 - 08/28/07
PI: Dr. Pradeep Bhatta

This proposal is for the development of a versatile, computationally-efficient simulation tool for integrating flight path data from missile interceptors and analyzing defensive missile scenarios. The simulation tool will provide a user-friendly platform for design and testing of cooperative missile-interception techniques. We also propose to d...

$69.8K

Optical Navigation System

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 07-1
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07
PI: Mr. Michael Paluszek

This proposal is for a flexible navigation system for deep space operations that does not require

$69.8K

Comprehensive Solar Sail Simulation

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 06-1
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06
PI: Ms. Stephanie Thomas

Solar sails as a propulsive device have several potential applications: providing access to previously inaccessible orbits, longer mission times, and increased payload mass. NASA has identified a need for better simulations of sail-enabled missions to reduce the cost and risk associated with sail development. PSS has a unique capability due to o...

$99.9K

Autonomous Control System for High-Altitude Data Relay Stations

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-319
Budget: 05/09/05 - 02/09/06
PI: Mr. Joseph Mueller

Lighter-than-air vehicles are an attractive solution to the military's need for a long-endurance, mobile data relay station. By sustaining its lift primarily through buoyancy, the airship requires much less energy than a traditional dynamic-lift aircraft. This makes it possible for renewable energy sources to provide all required power, thereby ...

$750K

Attitude Control System Simulation

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-057
Budget: 05/19/04 - 05/19/06
PI: Mr. Michael Paluszek

This proposal is for an innovative attitude control simulation with attitude control system visualization to support both spacecraft operations and operator training. The simulation uses the actual flight software running on an engineering model of the flight processor for the highest fidelity in operations support and training. The simulation i...

$585K

A Reconfigurable, Decentralized Framework for Formation Flying Control

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 04-2
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04
PI: Joe Mueller

The paradigm shift of using a multiple-satellite cluster rather than a large, monolithic spacecraft has been fueled by the objectives of increased robustness, greater flexibility, and reduced cost. It should be understood, however, that these objectives are not automatically met. The operational costs of monitoring and commanding a large fleet o...

$70K

Long-Endurance, Autonomous Vehicle Control

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA03-102
Budget: 08/06/03 - 02/02/04
PI: Mr. Joseph Mueller

This proposal is for an innovative guidance and control system to enable long-endurance, autonomous control of high-altitude airships (HAA). The proposed system incorporates two significant innovations: 1) reconfigurable flight software, and 2) online trajectory optimization. The complete control system is organized as a modular network of softw...

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