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High-Performance Spacecraft for Methane Remote Sensing Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-19-P-A007
Agency Tracking Number: F183-005-0410
Amount: $74,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-005
Solicitation Number: 18.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-14
Small Business Information
2800 Shirlington Road Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22206
United States
DUNS: 080912968
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Amit Mehra
 (202) 213-2846
Business Contact
 Amit Mehra
Phone: (202) 213-2846
Research Institution

The proposed effort aims to mate NOVI’s advanced 12U spacecraft bus with Bluefield Technologies’ spectrally-filtered optical sensor, and adapt the integrated spacecraft for remote sensing of Methane for Air Force and other Government applications. In doing so, it not only combines an intelligent, high-performance bus with a compact, state-of-the-art sensor capable of 90% accuracy within a 20 meter resolution, but offers end-to-end detection capability to remotely assess energy infrastructure in domestic and foreign terrain with significantly lower monitoring costs. Specific Phase I activities are likely to include identification of Air Force end users and early adopters of the proposed technology, preparation of a work plan for pilot demonstrations, and finally, creation of a risk-reward matrix with measurable objectives and key results (OKRs) for each phase, and risk factors with cost / time estimates for follow-on demonstrations.

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