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Modular Rapid Response Spacecraft Integration Using an Open Standard Network…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67458
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-037-0324
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 400, Reston Plaza Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Modular Rapid Response Spacecraft Integration Using an Open Standard Network Architecture
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-04-M-0130
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The current state of the art methodology for satellite development and integration relies on highly customized payload designs. The Air Force has identified an operational need for the capability to launch spacecraft on demand for a variety of DoD missions. A critical missing enabling technology is needed to achieve this goal is the ability to rapidly integrate and launch these spacecraft. To address this critical need, we propose to develop a network based standard for spacecraft payload and bus components describing the command, control, signal, data, and software interface requirements that suppliers of equipment must conform to. We will leverage and extend from work performed on the Network Data Acquisition System (NDAS) for the Deployable Structures Experiment (DSX) to develop a core network infrastructure from which satellites could be rapidly configured, integrated, and tested. To address the space access aspect of the rapid-response problem, we will examine use of the EELV Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA) capability as a platform for highly-capable small and medium free-flying satellites (or ESPASats) that have plentiful and relatively inexpensive launch opportunities on EELV as secondary payloads.

Principal Investigator:

Dan Cohen
Program Manager
5052427840
dan.cohen@plansys.com

Business Contact:

Paul Banas
Vice President
9856393529
pbanas@psislidell.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 400, Reston Plaza I Reston, VA 20191

EIN/Tax ID: 520959900
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No