Aeroastro, Inc.

20145 Ashbrook Place
Ashburn, VA 20147
http://www.aeroastro.com
404 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 28
Total Value of Awards $12.6MM
First Award Date 12/22/92
Most Recent Award Date 03/28/08

28 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF071-292
Budget: 03/28/08 - 01/06/12

There are three specific objectives in this Phase II proposal. The first objective is to expand on the new aspects of the science and RF remote sensing abilities of unintentional signals in space environments. A second objective is to continue development of a wideband unintentional signal receiver and deliver it as a capability in pursuit of ch...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF07-T031
Budget: 09/25/07 - 09/25/08

Real-time estimation of relevant ionospheric parameters is required for military applications and to further our understanding of space weather and its societal and technological impacts. Currently, a major limitation in the modeling of ionospheric physics is a complete lack of input data measurements. The HF transmitter/receiver system proposed...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF071-292
Budget: 04/06/07 - 04/23/08

AeroAstro proposes to develop a wideband, broad area coverage RF sensor (antenna and receiver) capable of detecting the electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated during a spacecraft s nominal operations. This EMI is an exploitable form of RF MASINT, specifically unintended radiated emissions (URE), and could provide useful information if dete...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-277
Budget: 05/05/06 - 05/04/07

AeroAstro proposes to develop an innovative spacecraft communications and power bus that will solve the complexity and reliability issues identified on the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) spacecraft. The multi-tap data and power bus (M-TAB) uses a single cable to connect all nodes of the network in a chain which provides for dramat...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB032-051
Budget: 09/09/05 - 06/04/08

This SBIR Phase II effort will build on the AeroAstro Phase I STDN radio development to create an extremely small and lightweight SGLS satellite radio with an optional interface to a current US cryptographic system. This SBIR Phase II effort will take the development program through production of a protoflight model. The modular radio design env...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: MDA04-018
Budget: 06/03/05 - 07/30/07

AeroAstro proposes to leverage its existing innovative miniature star-tracker design to develop an improved star tracker that provides both spacecraft attitude and angular rate information. The resulting system will have minimal cost and impact to spacecraft resources and can easily handle typical spacecraft tumble conditions and provide for rec...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB032-052
Budget: 11/16/04 - 11/15/05

On the modern battlefield, remote sensing of the environment is critical to the success of a military mission. The currently available sensor deployment tools can be made more effective, through the augmentation of WASPS. Truly responsive, tactical remote sensing includes the capability to deliver a sensor to any location on Earth within ho...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO02T-00
Budget: 09/09/04 - 09/08/06

In partnership with MIT, AeroAstro will continue the development of a highly innovative lightweight, inexpensive, low power star tracker for small satellite applications. No solution currently exists currently in this area of the trade space. The design developed in Phase I takes advantage of the processing capabilities embedded in newer CMOS ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-029
Budget: 08/31/04 - 05/31/06

For the past several years, AeroAstro has been unifying the results of its SBIR efforts into a central thrust to once and for all bring the cost of spacecraft buses below one million dollars. This has resulted in a modular stackable spacecraft system; the Plug'n'Sense software architecture standard which allows spacecraft subsystems to interact...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: MDA04-018
Budget: 08/20/04 - 09/30/05

Currently available domestic star trackers, optimized for reliability and maximum accuracy at low angular velocity, are far too heavy, large, and expensive to meet the requirements of microsatellites. An opportunity exists to meet the needs of US microsatellites by developing a highly miniaturized, low-cost star tracker that compromises select, ...

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