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Company Information:

Company Name: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC
City: Kihei
State: HI
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $649,820.00 5
SBIR Phase II $2,158,376.00 3
STTR Phase I $99,959.00 1

Award List:

Realistic State and Measurement Error Uncertainty Computation and Propagation for Space Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: CUBRC, Inc
Principal Investigator: Daron Nishimoto, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,959.00
RI Contact: Adam Stotz
Abstract:
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)… More

Advanced Estimation and Data Fusion Strategies for Space Surveillance/Reconnaissance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Keric Hill, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,969.00
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 and drag effects. Examples of scenarios operating within this environment… More

Multi-Frame Blind Deconvolution Algorithms for Daylight and Strong Turbulence Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bobby Hunt, Sr. Principal Scientist – (808) 268-0985
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
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… More

Advanced Estimation and Data Fusion Strategies for Space Surveillance/Reconnaissance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daron Nishimoto, Program Manager – (808) 268-2273
Award Amount: $688,252.00
Abstract:
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… More

Uncued Faint Object Detection in LEOand GEO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Steven M. Long, Principal Scientist – (808) 268-3793
Award Amount: $149,925.00
Abstract:
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… More

Feature Identification from Unresolved Electro-optical Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bobby Hunt, Senior Principal Scientist – (808) 268-0985
Award Amount: $149,967.00
Abstract:
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… More

Daytime Detection and Tracking of Objects in a Geosynchronous or Geo-transfer Orbit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Steven Long, Principal Scientist – (808) 268-3793
Award Amount: $149,965.00
Abstract:
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… More

Uncued Faint Object Detection in LEOand GEO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Steven Long, Principal Scientist – (808) 268-3793
Award Amount: $729,865.00
Abstract:
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… More

Feature Identification from Unresolved Electro-optical Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bobby Hunt, Sr. Principal Scientist – (808) 268-5555
Award Amount: $740,259.00
Abstract:
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… More