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Optical Navigation System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83978
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066945
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: 2007
Title: Optical Navigation System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX07CA46P
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 object. The UKF employs a full nonlinear dynamical model of the orbit including gravity models and disturbance models. The filter will estimate both states and parameters. The integrated system employs a sensor that uses novel image processing to extract planetary chordwidths. The extra-solar system body sensor will employ band limiting imaging with the band selected to maximize reliable autonomous object identification.

Principal Investigator:

Michael F. Paluszek
Principal Investigator
6092799606
map@psatellite.com

Business Contact:

Michael C. Paluszek
Business Official
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