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Autonomous Satellite Servicing to Increase Effective Mission Life

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52286
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011NM-2064
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Princeton Satellite Systems
6 Market St. Suite 926 Plainsboro, NJ 08536
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Autonomous Satellite Servicing to Increase Effective Mission Life
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-01-C-0134
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 robotics vision based autonomous rendezvous and docking system for military and commercial satellites. The Satellite Servicing Vehicle (SSV) is capable of docking with both cooperative and uncooperative targets.When the target is cooperative, the system uses an intersatellite link (ISL) to facilitate coordination between the two vehicles. Additionally, the SSV is capable of inspecting the target satellite by using the vision system used for docking. Thesoftware architecture is based on the PSS ObjectAgent agent-based distributed control software architecture.Increase mission flexibility, increased mission life and reduced life cycle costs.

Principal Investigator:

Margarita Brito
Engineer
5058464287
megui@psatellite.com

Business Contact:

Michael Paluszek
President
6092799606
map@psatellite.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PRINCETON SATELLITE SYSTEMS
33 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ 08542

EIN/Tax ID: 223192263
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No