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Company Information:

Company Name: Princeton Satellite Systems
City: Plainsboro
State: NJ
Zip+4: 08536
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (609) 279-9606

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,748,958.00 20
SBIR Phase II $7,010,556.00 10

Award List:

Object Agent System Architecture for Autonomous Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Paluszek
Award Amount: $99,481.00
Abstract:
Reduction of the cost and improving the reliability of spacecraft operations is a goal of many organizations, including the Department of Defense, NASA, and commercial satellite operators. This proposal describes the innovative ObjectAgent _ system architectures that can provide greatly enhanced… More

AgentOrg System for Multiple Satellite Constellations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Derek Surka
Award Amount: $99,720.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Paluszek
Award Amount: $749,743.00

AgentOrg System for Multiple Satellite Constellations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Derek M. Surka
Award Amount: $738,877.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Paluszek, President
Award Amount: $68,549.00

AgentCommand: A Control Center for Autonomous Distributed Satellite Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Derek M. Surka, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $68,771.00
Abstract:
Agent-based systems, such as the ObjectAgent and TeamAgent systems developed by Princeton Satellite Systems, will facilitate the development of distributed, autonomous, and intelligent space systems. There are many advantages to using systems composed of multiple spacecraft, including greater… More

Autonomous Satellite Servicing to Increase Effective Mission Life

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Margarita Brito, Engineer
Award Amount: $99,861.00
Abstract:
There is a growing interest in autonomous on-orbit servicing of satellites among military and commercial segments. Autonomous on-orbit servicing can increase mission flexibility and mission life. Additionaly, there is a potential for reductions in lifecycle cost. This proposal is for a novel… More

Autonomous Satellite Servicing to Increase Effective Mission Life

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Margarita Brito, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $749,617.00
Abstract:
This project is to develop a flight version of the Artemis GN&C system for flight test onboard the TechSat-21 spacecraft. The software developed in Phase I would be updated to include the actual hardware interfaces to the sensors and actuators. Inaddition, functionality would be added to the TS21… More

Integrated Multi-Range Rendezvous Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Thomas, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,747.00
Abstract:
PSS proposes an integrated multi-range rendezvous control system written in our ObjectAgent distributed software architecture. The control system will use different algorithms at different ranges from the rendezvous target. Rendezvous maneuvers are achieved using a Lambert planner with genetic… More

A Reconfigurable, Decentralized Framework for Formation Flying Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Mueller, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,800.00
Abstract:
The paradigm shift of using multiple-satellite clusters to replace large, monolithic spacecraft has been fueled by the objectives of increased robustness, greater flexibility, and reduced cost. It is our belief, however, that these objectives are not automatically met. The operational costs of… More

Attitude Control System Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Paluszek, President
Award Amount: $99,616.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for an innovative attitude control simulation with attitude control system visualization to support both spacecraft operations and operator training. The simulation uses the actual flight software running on an engineering model of theflight processor for the highest fidelity in… More

Long-Endurance, Autonomous Vehicle Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Mueller, Technical Staff
Award Amount: $69,965.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for an innovative guidance and control system to enable long-endurance, autonomous control of high-altitude airships (HAA). The proposed system incorporates two significant innovations: 1) reconfigurable flight software, and 2) onlinetrajectory optimization. The complete control… More

A Reconfigurable, Decentralized Framework for Formation Flying Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joe Mueller, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $585,201.00
Abstract:
The paradigm shift of using a multiple-satellite cluster rather than a large, monolithic spacecraft has been fueled by the objectives of increased robustness, greater flexibility, and reduced cost. It should be understood, however, that these objectives are not automatically met. The operational… More

Attitude Control System Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Paluszek
Award Amount: $749,653.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for an innovative attitude control simulation with attitude control system visualization to support both spacecraft operations and operator training. The simulation uses the actual flight software running on an engineering model of the flight processor for the highest fidelity in… More

Autonomous Control System for High-Altitude Data Relay Stations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Mueller, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $99,875.00
Abstract:
Lighter-than-air vehicles are an attractive solution to the military's need for a long-endurance, mobile data relay station. By sustaining its lift primarily through buoyancy, the airship requires much less energy than a traditional dynamic-lift aircraft. This makes it possible for renewable energy… More

Comprehensive Solar Sail Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Thomas, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,772.00
Abstract:
Solar sails as a propulsive device have several potential applications: providing access to previously inaccessible orbits, longer mission times, and increased payload mass. NASA has identified a need for better simulations of sail-enabled missions to reduce the cost and risk associated with sail… More

Simulation Tool to Intercept Multiple Missiles Employing Quick and Random Evasive Flight Path

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Pradeep Bhatta, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $99,796.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for the development of a versatile, computationally-efficient simulation tool for integrating flight path data from missile interceptors and analyzing defensive missile scenarios. The simulation tool will provide a user-friendly platform for design and testing of cooperative… More

Model Based Decision Support System for Defensive Counterspace

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Thomas, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,915.00
Abstract:
Defensive counter space requires spacecraft operators to make decisions based on remotely collected data in rapidly evolving situations. This proposal is for an innovative model-based automated resource management system that combines data, both raw and processed through data fusion algorithms, in… More

Optical Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael F. Paluszek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,787.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for a flexible navigation system for deep space operations that does not require GPS measurements. The navigation solution is computed using an Unscented Kalman Filter that can accept any combination of range, planet chordwidth, and angle measurements using any ce- lestial… More

Simulation Tool to Intercept Multiple Missiles Employing Quick and Random Evasive Flight Path

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Pradeep Bhatta, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $749,316.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for the development of a versatile, computationally-efficient simulation tool for integrating flight path data from missile interceptors and targets, and analyzing defensive missile scenarios. Innovative cooperative guidance algorithms for multiple interceptors pursuing multiple… More

Automated Detection and Response Tools for Co-orbiting Satellite Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Thomas, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $749,759.00
Abstract:
Defensive counter space requires the continual observation, identification and assessment of potential threats. Resource management decisions must be made, either autonomously or by mission commanders, to protect satellite assets as threat information evolves in real time. This proposal is for an… More

Optical Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Paluszek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $597,242.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for a flexible navigation system for deep space operations that does not require GPS measurements. The navigation solution is computed using an Unscented Kalman Filter that can accept any combination of range, range-rate, planet chordwidth, and angle measurements using any… More

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Control and Estimation for Cooperative Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Paluszek, MS
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project seeks to develop advanced control technologies for improving the overall cost-effectiveness of small-scale vertical axis wind turbines.… More

VisualCommander for Rapid End-to-End Mission Design and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Mueller, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,681.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for the development of a highly extensible and user-configurable software application for end-to-end mission simulation and design. We will leverage the plug-and-play architecture of our existing simulation, visualization and command software, developing new capabilities for data… More

Reconfigurable Satellite Planning Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Mueller, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $69,722.00
Abstract:
The capability to adaptively reconfigure on-orbit space assets to changing mission requirements will help to satisfy a critical need for greater responsiveness in the next generation of military space systems. This proposal is for an innovative methodology and supporting software toolset that… More

Low Energy Mission Planning Toolbox

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Griesemer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $95,336.00
Abstract:
The Low Energy Mission Planning Toolbox is designed to significantly reduce the resources and time spent on designing missions in multi-body gravitational environments. It provides a means for quickly planning low energy missions that take advantage of multi-body gravitational environments. The… More

Autonomous Threat Detection for Space Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Thomas, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
The Air Force requires autonomous flight software threat and anomaly detection and isolation algorithms to support the process of on-board event detection, planning, and task execution in order to enhance satellite responsiveness. We propose developing a sensor suite and estimation algorithms… More

Data Mining Development for OCS/DCS SSA Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Thomas, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $99,640.00
Abstract:
We propose developing model-based data mining tools that incorporate orbital dynamics with available data to assess the vulnerability of tactical satellites. We are proposing enhancement to predictive algorithms we developed for AFRL''s SAFIRE testbed under a FY07 SBIR. These tools take available… More

Reconfigurable Satellite Planning Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Mueller, Senior Technical Staff
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Navy SBIR project is to develop an innovative methodology and supporting software toolset that permits a requirements-driven reconfiguration of one or multiple spacecraft. The product will be a decision-support tool termed SPEAR - Satellite Planner for Execution and… More

Direct Ascent Vulnerability and Reachability Services Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Stephanie Thomas, Chief Engineer – (609) 275-9606
Award Amount: $741,148.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We plan to develop an operation-ready version of the next-generation Direct Ascent Vulnerability web service with UDOP visualization. The DAV suite will include the dynamic predictive functionality and reachability service prototyped in Phase I and a new vehicle trajectory prediction… More