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Flexible Particle Filter Navigation System for Analysis and Operations

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105197
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
O4.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Odyssey Space Research
1120 NASA Parkway, Suite 505 Houston, TX 77058-3320
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Flexible Particle Filter Navigation System for Analysis and Operations
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CE09P
Award Amount: $99,977.00
 

Abstract:

Odyssey Space Research proposes to develop a modular navigation software package to provide precise state information for offline analysis and real-time applications. This navigation package will use particle filter methodology to process discrete observation data and maintain an accurate state. This navigation system will leverage several NASA products to rapidly prototype and demonstrate the feasibility of this software during Phase I, including the General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) and Trick, taking it from TRL 2 past TRL 3. Phase II will deliver an expanded modular software product integrated into several other software packages demonstrating different estimation capabilities (TRL 5-6). This system will function as a standalone estimation package that can be easily integrated into other software packages, or as the basis for embedded flight software algorithms.This navigation package will be designed to meet the position, velocity, and time estimation requirements for space missions. It will contain an expanded state vector used to estimate non-Gaussian forcing functions perturbing the vehicle's dynamics. This navigator will integrate the measurements from diverse sensors running at different rates. And it will demonstrate accurate estimation of uncertain dynamics parameters that are affecting the vehicle's state such as the gravitation field of small bodies.

Principal Investigator:

Blair Thompson, PhD
Principal Investigator
2814887953
bthompson@odysseysr.com

Business Contact:

Jana Rebmann
Business Official
2814887953
jrebmann@odysseysr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Odyssey Space Research
1120 NASA Parkway, Suite 505 Houston, TX 77058-3320

EIN/Tax ID: 200381879
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No