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User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) for Enterprise Ground Satellite Command and Control Systems from Multiple Sources

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-17-P-0411
Agency Tracking Number: F162-005-0089
Amount: $149,949.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF162-005
Solicitation Number: 2016.2
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-12-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-09-07
Small Business Information
PO Box 9334
Albuquerque, NM 87119
United States
DUNS: 176086952
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gary Freeland
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 244-1222
Business Contact
 J.J. Kelly
Phone: (505) 244-1222
Research Institution

The United States relies heavily on force multiplying, space-based navigation, communications, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) satellites. Military space programs have begun a paradigm shift, from small constellations of large spacecraft, to large constellations of small spacecraft. These large constellations will require complex support requirements for the ground station network and satellite operations resources. Until recently, most satellite programs were controlled via contractor proprietary, unique ground control systems having one-of-a-kind user interface systems. Telemetry and command displays were different for each spacecraft system, requiring time-consuming and expensive training for space operations crews, and ineffective tabular data displays. Spacecraft designed three decades ago typically had several hundred telemetry points, all with unique names (mnemonics) that had to be learned by crew personnel. Modern spacecraft designs, incorporating new technologies, can easily have several thousand telemetry points. This incredible increase in information available to crew members presents significant challenges for crew training, and effective use of this data by space operations crew members. Tau Technologies has conceived a new telemetry and command user interface system that exploits commonalities in spacecraft design, new information systems technologies and in-house space operations and software engineering expertise to provide an intuitive, user-definable satellite telemetry display system.

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