Distributed Satellite Resource Management for Space Superiority

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: N/A
Contract: FA9453-10-C-0181
Agency Tracking Number: F083-220-2231
Amount: $3,836,660.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-220
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
1643 Hemlock Wy, Broomfield, CO, -
DUNS: 130770055
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Bowman
 (303) 469-9828
Business Contact
 Christopher Bowman
Title: Owner
Phone: (303) 469-9828
Email: cbowmanphd@msn.com
Research Institution
This effort will provide automated GPS outage and degradation characterization (e.g., environment or man-made) tools based upon GPS satellite to site Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) data, Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS) scintillation cloud predictions, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) event tracks. Then detect and track relationships of these to each other and to other abnormal space asset events. These results will be used to assess and predict the impact on the GPS mission and recommend countermeasures. The response recommendations will include possible collaboration and changes in the GPS mission supported. The Data Fusion & Resource Management (DF&RM) Dual Node Network (DNN) technical architecture will be provide the functional partitioning of these capabilities to improve extendibility and affordability of the resulting Space Situation Awareness (SSA) and Defensive Counterspace (DCS) services beyond GPS missions. These tools will be extended for application further to the left of a threat event for another space system to proactively anticipate the event earlier than all other existing techniques. To achieve the earlier prediction of the space system threat events the approach will focus on detecting and tracking relationships among the selected space system abnormalities with other space systems. BENEFIT: In 2009 DF&NN had 3 successes in commercialization of its Anomaly Detection/Tracking (ANOM) and its Abnormality Catalog Update (ACU) software delivered under SBIR C0003 Phase 2 contract. This effort will extend the post processing of these commercialized results for more proactive situation assessment. 1. Operational Prototype Site Installation: The AF Space and Missile Center (SMC) awarded a contract to JHU/APL (with DF&NN as a subcontractor) for the installation of DF&NN ANOM Blue Force Status (BFS) abnormality detection and event tracking software at Schriever AFB 3 SOPS for the Wideband Global Services (WGS) satellite. 2. ANOM Software Refactorization: The AF SMC has tasked Lockheed and DF&NN for the Enterprise Satellite as a Sensor (E-SAS) DF&NN ANOM code commercialization refactoring evaluation, ease of use enhancement, and ANOM code industrialization to be delivered under the Integrated Product Development (IPD) contract in Dec 2009. 3. ANOM & ACU Software Validation & Commercialization: Establishment of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Transition Plan (STTP) to formalize an agreement between the SMC program office(s), Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC), Data Fusion & Neural Networks (DF&NN), and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop the technology and acquisition strategy, pending funding and direction, plan for the transition strategy of the DF&NN Blue Force Status (BFS) Anomaly Detection (ANOM) and Abnormality Catalog Update (ACU) software. And the request for an SBIR Phase 3 Statement of Work (SOW) to be funded under the SBIR Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP). The target acquisition program for this E-SAS based Blue Force Status (BFS) software and the Abnormality Catalog Update (ACU) software delivered under the DF&NN SBIR C0003 Phase 2 contract is the ESC JSpOC Mission System (JMS).

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