Attitude Control System Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-C-6447
Agency Tracking Number: F031-0318
Amount: $749,653.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-057
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
33 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ, 08542
DUNS: 805686870
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Paluszek
 (609) 279-9606
Business Contact
 Michael Paluszek
Phone: (609) 279-9606
Research Institution
This proposal is for an innovative attitude control simulation with attitude control system visualization to support both spacecraft operations and operator training. The simulation uses the actual flight software running on an engineering model of the flight processor for the highest fidelity in operations support and training. The simulation includes a TCP/IP interface that allows it to be connected to other computers and processors to facilitate training and use during missions. For example, the spacecraft models run on one computer while the actual flight software runs on a board that is the equivalent of the flight board on the satellite. The simulation can be connected to the flight operations consoles for realistic training or use during operations and also can be connected to a separate training computer with graphics displays which allow the trainee to visualize the spacecraft in any operational mode. The training console applications would include other visualization tools that would clarify the operation of the ACS, reduce operator errors and speed training. The system will be interfaced with a flight board in Phase II. In addition, the telemetry visualization system tested with an actual satellite in operation.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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