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Company Information:

Name: Payload Systems, Inc.
Address: 247 Third Street
Cambridge, MA 02142-0112
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
URL: N/A
Phone: (617) 868-8086

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,251,115.00 17
SBIR Phase II $5,069,049.00 8
STTR Phase I $199,960.00 2
STTR Phase II $599,906.00 1

Award List:

MICROGRAVITY ACCELEROMETER PACKAGE FOR SPACEFLIGHT APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this investigation is to enhance the capabilities and improve the information return from accelerometers used in microgravity applications. rather than improve the accelerometer sensors themselves, the investigation is directed towards using recent advances in microprocessor… More

COMPREHENSIVE ACCELEROMETER DATA ANALYSIS SOFTWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Definition and design of software to facilitate post-flight characterization of the acceleration environment of microgravity experiments will be developed. algorithms willbe defined to analyze acceleration data, transformed into the experiment's coordinate system, using time and frequencydomain… More

Ruggedized CD-ROM For Harsh Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Krebs
Award Amount: $68,612.00
Abstract:
A rugged CD-ROM optical disk drive utilizing a commercially available drive will be developed for use in harsh environments. Techniques for using optical disk drives in space-based flight experiments will be adapted for use in airborne, shipboard, and fielded applications. These include: suitable… More

Nanometer Accuracy Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier De Luis , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $69,619.00

Astronaut Dynamic Load Sensing And Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier De Luis , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $69,754.00

Low Cost Flight Data Recorder For General Aviation Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher P. Krebs , CHIEF MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Award Amount: $69,772.00

Low Cost Flight Data Recorder For General Aviation Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher P. Krebs , CHIEF MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Award Amount: $599,557.00

Experiment Support Facility for Structures and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Javier de Luis
Award Amount: $99,710.00

Experiment Support Facility for Structures and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stewart Cho
Award Amount: $749,715.00

Astronaut Motion Measurement System (AMMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Julianne 1. Zimmerman, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,512.00
Abstract:
In order to study astronaut biomechanics on ISS, a system is needed which can accurately measure the position of various parts of the human body relative to the subject¿s workspace with minimal intrusion on the subject and the environment. As with all spaceborne vehicles, ISS has strict… More

SPHERES-derived Mars Orbiting Sample Retrieval Testbed (SPHERES MOSR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joe Parrish, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $67,164.00
Abstract:
We propose to modify the Synchronized Position Hold Engage Re-orient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) system to support the development of Mars orbiting sample retrieval (MOSR) techniques for a Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission. The SPHERES system, an innovative spacecraft flight testbed developed… More

Development of a Tethered Formation Flight Testbed for ISS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven Sell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
The development of a testbed for the development and demonstration of technologies needed by tethered formation flying satellites is proposed. Such a testbed would support dynamic modeling and control algorithm development for missions such as NASA?s Submillimeter Probe of the Evolution of Cosmic… More

SPHERES-Derived Mars Orbiting Sample Retrieval Testbed (SPHERES MOSR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joe Parrish, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $590,043.00
Abstract:
We propose to modify the Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) system to serve as an on-orbit testbed for Mars orbiting sample retrieval (MOSR) equipment and techniques for a Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission. The SPHERES system, a novel spacecraft flight… More

SPHERES Autonomy and Identification Testbed

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Javier Deluis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
RI Contact: Anthony Favaloro
Abstract:
As space missions become increasingly complex, they demand increased reliance on spacecraft to adjust to unexpected or unfamiliar events without the assistance of real-time human-in-the-loop control. Such conditions as a thruster failure moments before an automated docking, or imprecise or unknown… More

Murine Automated Urine Sampler (MAUS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joe Parrish, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,296.00
Abstract:
This proposal outlines planned development for a low-power, low-mass automated urine sample collection and preservation system for small mammals, capable of long-term operation in an isolated environment. It brings together earlier waste management and preservation techniques from NASA and other… More

Murine Automated Urine Sampler (MAUS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joe Parrish
Award Amount: $599,967.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II effort involves the development of a novel rodent spaceflight habitat, focusing on care and monitoring of mice for gravitational physiology studies. The effort is tightly linked with the Mars Gravity Biosatellite (MGB) program, a university-led initiative developing a partial… More

Development of a Tethered Formation Flight Testbed for ISS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven Sell
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative, cost-effective flight experiment that will not only reduce the technology risk for future NASA missions but also take full advantage of the unique capabilities available on the International Space Station (ISS). For our Phase II effort, we plan to modify the Synchronized… More

SPHERES Autonomy and Identification Testbed

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Steven Sell
Award Amount: $599,906.00
RI Contact: Michael Corcoran
Abstract:
Many future space missions involve formation flying spacecraft performing imaging, inspection, assembly, and servicing missions. Having multiple spacecraft in close proximity undergoing comparatively rapid maneuvers dramatically changes the nature of safe modes. No longer can a spacecraft just… More

Hemorrhage Control for Non-Compressible Extremity Injuries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Javier de Luis, CEO
Award Amount: $119,970.00
Abstract:
A significant number of battlefield deaths could be prevented through the development of devices and techniques suitable for application in the field as temporary measures for immediate treatment. It is known that up to 10% of battlefield fatalities occur because soldiers bleed to death due to… More

Smart Restraint System (SRS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Javier de Luis, CEO
Award Amount: $99,881.00
Abstract:
Rear helicopter aircrew need to move around to perform their missions. They often kneel or stand while moving around and working in the rear of the aircraft, which means that they cannot be restrained to their seats in the same way as the pilots can. Because of this necessity for movement they are… More

Real Time Control Software for Electromagnetic Formation Flight

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven Sell
Award Amount: $69,953.00
Abstract:
As the focus of space system architectures changes from single, to multiple, and eventually to many spacecraft flying in formation, a greater demand on total lifetime impulse and precision control becomes unavoidable. A unique property of these spacecraft clusters is that controlling only relative… More

Wide Range Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Javier deLuis
Award Amount: $69,944.00
Abstract:
Current design concepts of nuclear reactors for space applications are well advanced in core configurations and architectural design. There is a need to determine how such systems will be monitored and instrumented. We propose to adapt a Wide Range Neutron Detector (WRND) system currently in use at… More

Hemorrhage Control for Non-Compressible Extremity Injuries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Javier de Luis, CEO
Award Amount: $729,928.00
Abstract:
A significant number of battlefield deaths could be prevented through the development of devices and techniques suitable for application in the field as temporary measures for immediate treatment. It is known that a significant portion of battlefield fatalities occur because soldiers suffer… More

Cell/Tissue Culture Radiation Exposure Facility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Liping Sun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a Cell/Tissue Culture Radiation Exposure Facility (CTC-REF) to enable radiobiologists to investigate the real-time radiation effects on cells/tissues at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Up to 18 bioreactors with various types of… More

Self-Assembling Wireless Autonomous Reconfigurable Modules (SWARM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joe Parrish, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,962.00
Abstract:
Payload Systems Inc. and the MIT Space Systems Laboratory propose Self-assembling, Wireless, Autonomous, Reconfigurable Modules (SWARM) as an innovative approach to modular fabrication and in-space robotic assembly of large scale systems. Fabrication of modular components yields fabrication savings… More

Real Time Control Software for Electromagnetic Formation Flight

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James Francis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,970.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of a maintainable and evolvable real-time control software system for Electromagnetic Formation Flight (EMFF). EMFF systems use high-temperature, superconducting electromagnets to control the relative positions and orientations between two or more formation-flying… More

Rule-Based Analytic Asset Management for Space Exploration Systems (RAMSES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Olivier de Weck, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,968.00
RI Contact: Michael Corcoran
Abstract:
Currently, the state-of-the-art in space asset tracking and information management is bar-coding with relational database support. To support NASA's need for reliable and low-cost asset management, Payload Systems Inc. and MIT propose to develop Rule-based Analytic Asset Management for Space… More

Wide Range Neutron Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Merk, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,871.00
Abstract:
Current design concepts for space nuclear reactors are well advanced in core configurations and architectural design. There is need however to determine how such systems will be monitored and instrumented. In the past, detection systems have been forced to employ different types of detectors for… More