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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:
2008 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Semi-autonomous Local Space Imaging System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-08-C-0104
Award Amount: $730,378.00
 

Abstract:

The Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) proposed here will be capable of continuous, autonomous situational awareness of the local space about a high-value host spacecraft with minimal impact to the host. The LSIS can independently determine instrument inertial attitude and bring a high-resolution imager to bear on a hemispherical field-of-regard. Innovative image processing algorithms will be used to alert ground controllers when there is high confidence of an RSO in the local vicinity of the host. LSIS mass is less than 5 kg. The entire instrument is integrated from proven TRL-9 subcomponents for a low-cost, low-risk solution to local space self-awareness.

Principal Investigator:

Jason D. Sommerville
Research Engineer
9063702376
jdsommer@mtu.edu

Business Contact:

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

AEROPHYSICS, INC.
2521 7 Mile Point Rd Allouez, MI 49805

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