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Simplified Spacecraft Multi-Tap Avionics Bus (M-TAB)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78807
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-277-2036
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEROASTRO, INC.
20145 Ashbrook Place Ashburn, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Simplified Spacecraft Multi-Tap Avionics Bus (M-TAB)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0184
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

AeroAstro proposes to develop an innovative spacecraft communications and power bus that will solve the complexity and reliability issues identified on the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) spacecraft. The multi-tap data and power bus (M-TAB) uses a single cable to connect all nodes of the network in a chain which provides for dramatic improvements in: reliability, cost, mass, and integration and testing complexity. M-TAB will be designed to provide redundant high-power and high-bandwidth data connections to all of the spacecraft's subsystems as well as providing an accurate whole spacecraft timing source. AeroAstro intends a spiral development strategy for M-TAB, a near-term solution that will develop a bus architecture that can be implemented quickly with little or no modification to legacy avionic systems, and a far-term solution that will be compatible with the avionics standardization activities such as SPA-U. As part of the Phase I feasibility demonstration, AeroAstro intends to fabricate a laboratory testbed of the M-TAB architecture. This testbed will be the launching point for a more flight-like prototype to be developed in Phase II, one that in form and function will simulate the final M-TAB hardware and software.

Principal Investigator:

Dan Pedtke
Principal Investigator
7037239800
dan.pedtke@aeroastro.com

Business Contact:

Patricia Davis
Vice President, Programs
7037239800
pat.davis@aeroastro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEROASTRO, INC.
20145 Ashbrook Place Ashburn, VA 20147

EIN/Tax ID: 541931506
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No