Modular Rapid Response Spacecraft Integration Using an Open Standard Network Architecture

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-05-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: F041-037-0324
Amount: $1,499,620.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-037
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
12030 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA, 20191
DUNS: 072651391
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dan Cohen
 Program Manager
 (703) 788-7700
Business Contact
 Paul Banas
Title: Vice President
Phone: (985) 639-3529
Research Institution
The increasing emphasis on using smaller satellites for space experiments, technology demonstration, and operational systems by DoD, NASA, and private industry has given rise to increasing standardization of small-sat components and systems, resulting in reduced costs and acquisition time. However, because of inevitable trades between resources and capability, there remains a strong need for standardized architecture for implementing experiments requiring high computational and data acquisition throughput. Further, because there is frequently a need to integrate several experiments on a single satellite, modularization allows individual teams to develop its functions with less impact and reduced risk than for a highly-integrated experiment. In previous efforts, we defined a modularized architecture for a networked data acquisition and control system. On this project, we will mature these systems to the engineering unit level (form, fit and function of flight boards, without flight components). To assess the feasibility of the architecture, we will optimize the design for AFRL’s Deployable Structures Experiment space flight experiment.

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