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Semi-autonomous Local Space Imaging System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82282
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-293-2375
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2007
Title: Semi-autonomous Local Space Imaging System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-07-M-0120
Award Amount: $99,983.00
 

Abstract:

Aerophysics, together with subcontractor Raytheon Missile Systems, proposes to develop a Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) based on the proven AIM-9X Sidewinder missile gimbaled seeker. The LSIS will combine an AIM-9X-derived imager with an autonomous attitude determination system to provide pointing/tracking/imaging capability independent of host vehicle orientation and without interface with the host vehicle attitude control system. The LSIS instrument will employ a low-power, compact star tracker, sun sensor, and three-axis magnetometer to measure the instrument's inertial attitude. An on-board command and data handling subsystem will coordinate imager pointing and host vehicle data interface. The proposed development effort integrates proven technology in a low-mass, low-power, bolt-on sensor for defensive space situational awareness.

Principal Investigator:

Alex Kieckhafer
Research Engineer
9063702376
awkieckh@mtu.edu

Business Contact:

Lyon B. King
President
9063702376
lbking@mtu.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEROPHYSICS, INC.
30981 Woodbush Road Calumet, MI 49913

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