Reconfigurable Satellite Planning Tool

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,994.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N66001-09-M-1025
Award Id:
92597
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-089-0282
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10680 Table Mountain Parkway, Suite 500, Golden, CO, 80403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
127689128
Principal Investigator:
Ramon Krosley
Principal Investiagtor
(303) 462-0096
rkrosley@design-group.com
Business Contact:
Tom Adams
COO
(303) 462-0096
tadams@design-group.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
It takes up to 10 years to design, build and launch a satellite system. The satellite system reflects the 10-year-old (or more) outdated, inflexible technology and mission needs that may no longer be applicable to the tactics and geography of today's evolving conflicts. These new conflicts create the need for mission changes that cannot be accommodated by current systems. Recent advances in technology offers us opportunities to incorporate reconfigurable components (e.g., radiation-hardened FPGAs, Software Reconfigurable Payloads) into spacecraft that allow for the new satellite to change their missions. DNet is proposing to modify its Mission-Satellite Design Tool (MSDT) to address the reconfiguration of satellites based on mission changes. DNet will change the MSDT to a Reconfiguable Satellite Planning Tool (RPST) that will 1) take advantage of the reconfigurability characteristics of deployed satellite and 2) based on mission needs, and determine from an available registry of satellites, the candidate satellite (s) that can fulfill the new mission objectives. The RPST Phase I will demonstrate this ideas with a simple reconfigurable satellite. Phase II will evolve these ideas with multiple satellites with a more advance the tool with an Initial Operational Concept (IOC) version.

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