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Albedo - 10cm Imagery for Tactical ISR Missions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-23-P-0149
Agency Tracking Number: FX224-OCSO1-1364
Amount: $74,503.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: X224-OCSO1
Solicitation Number: X22.4
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-04
Small Business Information
2717 S Cherokee St
Englewood, CO 80110-1418
United States
DUNS: 117773670
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 William Greer
 (607) 342-2106
Business Contact
 Christopher Haddad
Phone: (832) 526-6153
Research Institution

Albedo is designing and building the first very low earth orbit (VLEO) constellation of twenty-four 10 cm GSD electro-optical + 2m thermal infrared (EO/TIR) satellites that will produce 9x the number of pixels over an area compared to today’s 30 cm best-in-class satellites from Maxar, and 25x the pixels from the more common 50cm resolution Planet Skysats.  The low cost, ubiquitously available (when at scale), and unclassified imagery will allow Air/Space Force ISR professionals a significant advantage identifying enemy military aircraft and vehicles and their movements. Higher resolution pixels provide the additional detail required for feature recognition to fingerprint a single military vehicle. With higher resolution and AI, timelines to identify military vehicles can decrease to less than 1% of the time needed for humans to perform the task unaided.  In addition, confidence in those AI or human detections can increase 30% or more with Albedo’s higher resolution.

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