Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8751-19-C-A061
Agency Tracking Number: F183-005-0854
Amount: $741,749.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-06
Small Business Information
5042 Technology Parkway, Fort Collins, CO, 80528
DUNS: 956324362
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Shaddix
 (970) 207-2278
 jeff.shaddix@numerica.us
Business Contact
 Jeff Poore
Phone: (970) 207-2211
Email: jeff.poore@numerica.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The US relies on space-based systems not only for national defense, but these systems also underpin our modern way of life. Every year, new satellites are launched into orbit, and the space environment is becoming increasingly congested and contested. This trend challenges our nation's ability to maintain an up-to-date catalog of all resident space objects and to rapidly detect potential on-orbit threats. Existing ground-based optical telescope networks, both commercial and Government, are limited to observing satellites in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) during the night. Numerica proposes to demonstrate and proliferate a novel approach to the low-cost daytime tracking of satellites in GEO that leverages advances in commercial off-the-shelf hardware, Numerica's SSA software stack, and Numerica's experience operating remote robotic telescopes around the world.

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