Microcosm, Inc.

4940 W. 147th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250
50 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 52
Total Value of Awards $24.8MM
First Award Date 01/01/87
Most Recent Award Date 07/16/14

52 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-252
Budget: 07/16/14 - 03/30/15

ABSTRACT: Microcosm proposes a new GPS architecture that is both flexible and expandable to be able to adapt to advancing technology and changing needs, such as the need to work in the presence of man-made interference, challenging terrain, or urban canyons. Specifically we propose is a system consisting of a constellation similar to the curren...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-087
Budget: 06/18/14 - 03/16/15

ABSTRACT: Microcosm, in cooperation with Aerojet Rocketdyne and Sierra Engineering, proposes to develop a LOX/kerosene swirl injector with a body of Inconel 625 deposited onto a copper faceplate. The post-processing includes stress relief and heat treatment. The copper alloy selection plus the Inconel is critical to enable Inconel post-process...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: N093-223
Budget: 08/02/11 - 08/01/13

The Microcosm team will develop the detailed X-ray source signal processing, timing algorithms and analytical tools that will form the basis for development of an X-ray pulsar based timing and navigation (XTIM) system. This capability will support planning, development and data analysis for the planned DARPA XTIM flight demonstration, and will...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF103-130
Budget: 01/18/11 - 10/18/11

Microcosm will leverage previous Phase II SBIR work on a Navy stellar-aided inertial navigation system (SAINS), along with extensive ongoing experience in developing new star sensors for spacecraft for both the Air Force and NASA, to develop a low-cost, light-weight, low power SAINS for UAS applications. This star sensor will provide orientation...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N093-223
Budget: 06/26/10 - 12/26/10

SatNet is a low-cost orbital debris removal system in which a net is launched via a suborbital launcher into the path of a spacecraft in a highly elliptical orbit or circular low Earth orbit. The hypervelocity impact between the spacecraft and net largely destroys both and reduces the velocity of the spacecraft debris sufficiently to cause re...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-088
Budget: 03/12/10 - 02/11/11
PI: Tom Bauer

Microcosm, with consultants HRP Systems and CrossTrac Engineering, proposes to develop a plug-and-play (PnP), low-cost CubeSat deorbit module for end-of-life CubeSat disposal. This type of system is essential if NanoSat capabilities are to be leveraged effectively without increasing the danger from space debris. The baseline will be a 1U cube fo...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-140
Budget: 02/03/10 - 02/03/11

Under Phase I Microcosm and ITT developed the conceptual design for NanoEye™, a low-cost, light-weight, responsive space surveillance system based on existing hardware for essentially all components and a Microcosm structure using existing composites technology. Both a Tech Demo mission and set of operational systems providing visible resolution...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N091-092
Budget: 09/24/09 - 06/28/10

Microcosm in collaboration with ASTER Labs and Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems/Sperry Marine will develop a gravity aided inertial navigation systems (GAINS) for SSBNs and other US Navy platforms. Navy policy requires the availability of non-GPS means of navigation and approaches for long-term INS (inertial navigation system) stabilization i...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA08-016
Budget: 03/27/09 - 09/27/09

Microcosm and HRP Systems, with Boeing providing in-kind support, will develop a self-calibration/self-alignment (SC/SA) system for spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) systems and payloads to simplify the spacecraft assembly, integration, and test (AI&T) process, reducing both development schedule and cost. The proposed SC/SA ca...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-140
Budget: 03/26/09 - 09/26/09

Microcosm and its principal subcontractor, ITT Space Systems Division, propose to develop an EO/IR payload for unmanned, high-altitude airships or satellites in LEO or HEO. ITT has a current design for a 10-inch, f/10, physically compact, space-based instrument that weighs less than 3.0 kg. At visible wavelengths, it would provide a nadir reso...

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