Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,952.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09CA65C
Award Id:
88043
Agency Tracking Number:
075286
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9950 Wakeman Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
604717165
Principal Investigator:
JoeParrish
Principal Investigator
(617) 500-0248
jparrish@aurora.aero
Business Contact:
ScottHart
Financial Analyst
(617) 500-0536
shart@aurora.aero
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Aurora Flight Sciences (AFS), in collaboration with the MIT Space Systems Laboratory (MIT-SSL), proposed the Synthetic Imaging Maneuver Optimization (SIMO) program to develop a methodology, calibrated through hardware-in-the-loop testing, to optimize S/C maneuvers to more efficiently synthesize images for missions such as Stellar Imager (SI). Time and fuel-optimal maneuvers are only a part of the optimization problem. Selecting the maneuver waypoints (number and location) determines the quality of the synthesized image. The number of S/C, the size of the sub-apertures, and the type of propulsion system used also impacts imaging rate, propellant mass, and mission cost. Capturing all of these mission aspects in an integrated mission optimization framework helps mission designers to select the most appropriate architecture for meeting the needs and constraints of missions such as SI.

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