OpenSAT, a framework for satellite design automation for responsive space

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0172
Agency Tracking Number: F061-272-1107
Amount: $99,660.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-272
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
1200 Pennsylvania St, #100, Denver, NM, 80203
DUNS: 806586835
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Santangelo
 Project Manager/PI
 (505) 217-1808
Business Contact
 Barry Hamilton
Title: CEO
Phone: (303) 503-1990
Research Institution
Satellite design encompasses a multitude of steps from concept to flight. Mission specifications to flight can take several years, depending on the scope, requirements and budget of the mission. A key requirement of the Air Force’s responsive space program is the capability to assemble, test, and launch a satellite within days, or even hours, versus the years of a battlefield Commander’s request. An operationally responsive space capability, such as this, will provide our forces with an advantage in future conflicts. The Commander will be able to rapidly deploy tailored space assets to strategic orbits. Currently, this capability does not exist. Red Canyon Software is proposing our innovative Satellite Design Automation (SDA) architecture SatBuilder™, in conjunction with our OpenSAT open architecture. This suite of products seamlessly integrates existing detail design tools with SatBuilder™, as well as databases tracking requirements, PnP components and payloads in inventory, with the final configuration of the satellite. SatBuilder™, an AI based toolset, provides for not only rapid design, via design wizards and integration to existing design tools, but will also generate the code for PnP components based on the final design, generate the interface for a ground control station, and track satellite test and certification.

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