Low Cost, Tailor able Avionics for Rapid Response Satellites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,971.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-05-M-0111
Award Id:
72802
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-032-1815
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10311 Hampden Ave. Suite A107, Lakewood, CO, 80227
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
127689128
Principal Investigator:
KenCenter
Principal Investigator
(303) 462-0096
kcenter@design-group.com
Business Contact:
TrentTucker
Contract Officer
(303) 462-0096
ttucker@design-group.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Responsive Space goals include the ability to design, fabricate, and launch a small tactical satellite in 7 days. One required enabling technology is a framework with which to define and assemble standard components from mission requirements. The focus of this research effort is the definition of a "Device Object Module" standard. This "DOM" contains all information necessary to support analysis within the various systems engineering disciplines (thermal, structural, power, etc.). It also contains characteristics of the component to allow configuration to mission requirements and a behavioral model to support simulation activities. Packaging modular components in this fashion naturally facilitates the implementation of a Knowledge-Based Satellite Engineering Design Tool, allowing a satellite system engineer to interactively configure a satellite to requirements while ensuring system integrity in parallel. As the tools are applied to an increasing number and variety of missions, the accumulated "mission knowledge" can be used to gradually diminish the role of systems engineering in the design loop. Ideally, a mission could ultimately be configured to tactical requirements in a period of days.

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