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A modified Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) for near-sun detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-113-2315
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-113
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Aerophysics, Inc.
2521 7 Mile Point Road Allouez, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: A modified Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) for near-sun detection
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0128
Award Amount: $99,832.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Aerophysics has developed the Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) to provide proximity detection for spacecraft. The LSIS sensor is a small, bolt-on unit that meets many of the requirements for this solicitation: the LSIS is small, low-power, semi-autonomous, and two LSIS units could cover the entire sky. However, like all passive EO detectors, LSIS has limitations when trying to detect unresolved objects close to or in front of the solar disk. Work proposed here will further improve LSIS performance by reducing its solar exclusion angle. Three design options will be evaluated to trade cost and complexity against performance improvement. BENEFIT: An all-sky version of LSIS could protect commercial spacecraft from collisions with orbital debris.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Sommerville
Chief Technologist
(906) 487-4558
jason.sommerville@aerophysicsinc.com

Business Contact:

Lyon B. King
President
(906) 370-2376
brad.king@aerophysicsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerophysics, Inc.
2521 7 Mile Point Road Allouez, MI -

EIN/Tax ID: 383563247
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No