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SPHERES MOSR Rendezvous and Docking with the OS (RDOS)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95479
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094245
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S5
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
4 Cambridge Center 11th Floor Cambridge, MA 02142-1494
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SPHERES MOSR Rendezvous and Docking with the OS (RDOS)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CE21P
Award Amount: $99,857.00
 

Abstract:

NASA's Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission involves many challenging operations. One of the highest-risk operations is the guidance of the Orbiting Sample (OS) into the capture mechanism on the MSR Orbiter/Earth Return Vehicle (ERV). Aurora Flight Sciences, and its research partner the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Space Systems Laboratory (SSL), propose to adapt and augment the Synchronized Position Hold Engage Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Mars Orbiting Sample Retrieval MOSR testbed to incorporate optically-guided rendezvous and docking with the OS (RDOS). This additional functionality will extend the MOSR testbed's existing capabilities to further support MSR rendezvous and capture algorithm development. With these new capabilities, the MOSR RDOS system would extend the utility of the MOSR testbed from the "last meter" problem

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Parrish
Principal Investigator
6175000248
jparrish@aurora.aero

Business Contact:

Scott Hart
Financial Analyst
6175000536
shart@aurora.aero
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541502935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No