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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: FA8808-20-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: F192-001-1327
Amount: $1,034,316.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF192-001
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-11-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-06
Small Business Information
7051 Muirkirk Meadows Dr Suite A
Beltsville, MD 20705
United States
DUNS: 108990649
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Snow
 Senior Aerospace Engineer
 (719) 355-2786
Business Contact
 Mark T. LeBlanc
Phone: (719) 271-3399
Research Institution

Currently, the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) and select space-based Space Situation Awareness (SSA) assets are the only sources validated and routinely calibrated for use in maintaining the high accuracy space catalog and in the performance of associated mission areas. The process used for sensor calibration, in its current instantiation, is operator-intensive, error prone and not timely. Additionally, this service is not easily shared across stakeholders thus limiting use of sensor data from the DoD, Intelligence Community (IC), civil agencies, and commercial entities. Commercial sensing assets are currently and will begin to contribute more and more to the Air Force SSA mission, in order to keep pace with the increased demand the sensor calibration process must re-evaluated and optimized. This effort aims to research and implement workflow automation services, autoregressive machine learning models, refined statistical models based on known physical properties and pipelines to support publishing of data products to the wider community of stakeholders. Automation, continual monitoring, and rapid data product generation will have immediate and long lasting positive impacts in the areas of satellite custody maintenance, conjunction assessment, proximity operations, early indication and warning of events, threat detection and assessment as well as sensor anomaly identification and performance monitoring.

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