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Maintaining Satellite Coverage in Uncertain Operational Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0679
Agency Tracking Number: F191-073-1549
Amount: $149,728.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-073
Solicitation Number: 2019.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-13
Small Business Information
1751 Thomas St, Niceville, FL, 32578
DUNS: 116976194
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Maciej Rysz
 (319) 621-5454
Business Contact
 Maciej Rysz
Phone: (319) 621-5454
Research Institution
The primary objective of the proposed work is to develop a distributed algorithm embedded with capabilities of verifying and localizing coverage hole in a satellite (i.e., sensor) networks without the availability of metric information. Emphasis will be put on developing coverage verification and hole localization techniques for situations where only information about the pairwise relationships between satellites is available. More precisely, each satellite only knows which other satellites are within its proximity (i.e., neighborhood relationship), but not the relative distance and direction between them. Despite the nature of such course information, tools from algebraic topology (e.g., simplicial-complex based models and it first homology), optimization, and systems theory will be leveraged to enhance coverage capabilities of satellite networks. These methods will be extended to address satellite spatial coverage problems.

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