Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC

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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 9
Total Value of Awards $2.91MM
First Award Date 03/08/10
Most Recent Award Date 07/16/13

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Hill Keric Hill 1 Message
Nishimoto Daron Nishimoto 2 Message
Forrester Don Forrester 1 Message
Hunt Bobby Hunt 3 Message
Long Steven M. Long 3 Message

9 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-010
Budget: 07/16/13 - 10/16/15

ABSTRACT: Space situational awareness is often limited by the ability of sensors to produce resolved data on space objects. Large objects cannot be resolved with small low-cost telescopes; objects in geo-synchronous orbit are too remote to be resolved. The best hope of ending these limitations is to make it possible to determine important featur...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-009
Budget: 07/11/13 - 10/12/15

ABSTRACT: This research plans to use existing MSSS sensors to investigate methods to detect and track faint objects (greater than or equal to 14th visual magnitude) in any orbit around the Earth using ground-based electro-optics sensors, without prior knowledge of the object's orbit. The basic technique is to image part of the sky with a wide fi...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-010
Budget: 07/05/12 - 04/05/13

ABSTRACT: Space situational awareness is often limited by the ability of sensors to produce resolved data on space objects. Large objects cannot be resolved with small low-cost telescopes; objects in geo-synchronous orbit are too remote to be resolved. The best hope of ending these limitations is to make it possible to determine important featur...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-011
Budget: 07/05/12 - 04/05/13

ABSTRACT: In this research PDS plans to use existing telescopes and sensors at MSSS with minor modifications to detect and track Geosynchronous or Geo-transfer vehicles during daylight. The main obstacle to viewing satellites in daylight is the bright sky foreground. The bright foreground problem has been solved in the field of LWIR astronomy ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-009
Budget: 06/26/12 - 03/28/13

ABSTRACT: This research plans to use existing MSSS sensors to investigate methods to detect and track faint objects (greater than or equal to 14th visual magnitude) in any orbit around the Earth using ground-based electro-optics sensors, without prior knowledge of the object's orbit. The basic technique is to image part of the sky with a wide f...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-012
Budget: 09/09/11 - 12/09/13

ABSTRACT: The accurate tracking of resident space objects (RSO)s depends on the rapid estimation of orbits using the knowledge gained from sparsely sampled observations of satellites under the influence of interacting gravitational, solar radiation pressure and atmospheric drag effects. While there are many established sequential estimators that...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF103-017
Budget: 01/13/11 - 01/16/12

National intelligence requirements for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) are hindered by the lack of a reliable capability to image satellites during the daytime hours with optical sensors. Presently, most optical SSA observations are conducted during terminator conditions i.e., morning or evening twilight when the sun illuminates the satellit...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: CUBRC

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF09-BT11
Budget: 04/15/10 - 01/14/11

The accurate estimation of real space object (RSO) motion is subject to the complex interaction of gravitational forces, non-conservative drag terms and variable solar radiation pressure. Currently many operational algorithms rely on quasi-linear models with Gaussian-Input-Gaussian Output (GIGO) assumptions that do not capture the non-Gaussian ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-012
Budget: 03/08/10 - 02/24/11

The accurate tracking of resident space objects (RSO)s depends on the rapid estimation of orbits using the knowledge gained from sparsely sampled observations of satellites under the influence of interacting gravitational and drag effects. Examples of scenarios operating within this environment include tasking follow up observations of debris ...