Satellite Threat and Environmental Effects Assessments for Defensive Counterspace

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-07-M-0020
Agency Tracking Number:
F063-007-0108
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF063-007
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
REFERENTIA SYSTEMS, INC.
550 Paiea Street , Suite #236, Suite #236, Honolulu, HI, 96819
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
176527471
Principal Investigator:
Gary Haith
Computer Scientist
(303) 328-1245
ghaith@referentia.com
Business Contact:
Nelson Kanemoto
CEO
(808) 423-1900
kane@referentia.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Satellites and other spacecraft are a key asset and critical vulnerability in our communications, surveillance and defense infrastructure. Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Defensive Counterspace (DCS) efforts are aimed at leveraging the massive amounts of data gathered from ground, air and space based sensors to monitor and ideally protect these assets. While there has been much work on data fusion in this area, the efforts to date have not yielded estimates of impact and cost of a given situation or suggested courses of action (level 3 data fusion). This gap is largely due to an absence of historical data relevant to hostile threat scenarios and other anomalous conditions that require countermeasures to ensure continued satellite functioning. The proposed technology leverages Automatic Red Teaming (ART) agent based simulation techniques to generate realistic data relevant to likely threat scenarios – including estimated impact and course of action evaluations. This simulated data can then be analyzed (akin to lower level data fusion approaches) in order to support automatic detection, categorization, and countermeasure suggestion for future satellite data.

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