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Nanosatellite Sensor Suite

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68758
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB2-0635
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporat
6800 Burleson Road Building 320 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Nanosatellite Sensor Suite
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R100
Award Amount: $98,819.00
 

Abstract:

A full 6 Degree of Freedom (D0F) control system for Nanosatellites would expand the functionality and potential uses of these small vehicles. This same technology can be used in the controlled deployment of targets and countermeasures for the MDA programs. The key component in a Nanosatellite 6 DOF control system is an earth referenced 6 DOF sensor suite. This allows long term, accurate pointing in addition to short-term high-speed maneuver sensing capability. Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to demonstrate an earth referenced 6 DOF sensor suite, combining their existing miniature 6 DOF high-speed data acquisition sensor system with a sensor concept developed for use on station keeping Satellite countermeasures. The result is a 3.75 cubic inch, low power dissipation, suite of sensors capable of short term, high speed lock down, inertial space positioning accuracy within 1 meter, and long term, zero drift, angular orientation to .3 degrees. The package uses MEMS accelerometers and a digital compass combined with GPS and uncooled 4¿¿ earth horizon sensing.

Principal Investigator:

Brad Sallee
Principal Engineer
5124797732
sallee@spec.com

Business Contact:

Jean A. Lang
Contracts Director
5126918181
lang@spec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYSTEMS & PROCESSES ENGINEERING CORP.(SPEC)
101 West Sixth Street, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78701

EIN/Tax ID: 742426518
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No