Active Debris Removal (ADR) System Architecture Analysis Tool (SAAT) Prototype for Orbital Debris Stabilization and Removal Architecture Development

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CG23P
Agency Tracking Number: 110193
Amount: $124,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: T6.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2010 Gates Avenue, Unit A, Redondo Beach, CA, 90278-1905
DUNS: 961591265
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Poulos
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 594-5009
Business Contact
 Dennis Poulos
Title: Business Official
Phone: (310) 594-5009
Research Institution
 Systems Engineering Program, USAF Academy
 Michael Crane
 2354 Fairchild Dr Rm 6H140
USAFA, CO, 80840-6208
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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
It is critically important that a physics based ADR SAAT prototype be developed that can be refined and used across the community to study and analyze various remote (non-contact) orbital debris stabilization concepts and architectures prior to investing significant commercial or public funding into technology development, technology and system level demonstrations, and development and deployment of an Orbital Debris Stabilization/ADR system. Under this STTR, PA & S plans to develop a prototype Active Debris Removal System Architecture Analysis Tool (ADR SAAT) that we will use as the basis for the detailed architectural and business case analysis.The focus of this effort will be to selected and implement a core integrated architecture framework based on a SOA, adapt it as necessary, and develop the initial models, functions and interfaces necessary to develop the ADR SAAT prototype. The goal will be to provide the tool to NASA for community-wide development and use and which PA & S can adapt and use for detailed architectural analyses to define operating parameters, costs, and system level requirements. The intent of a Phase II effort would be to validate ADR SAAT with ground or flight experiments, continue to enhance its capabilities, and for detailed Debris Stabilization / Active Debris Removal Architecture analysis.

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