Autonomous On-Board Control of Satellites for Space Superiority

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-M-0040
Agency Tracking Number: F112-069-0877
Amount: $149,106.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-069
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Orbit Logic Incorporated
7500 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1070, Greenbelt, MD, -
DUNS: 110592016
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Herz
 (301) 982-6232
Business Contact
 Alex Herz
Title: President
Phone: (301) 982-6232
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Future Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) missions will require significant capabilities in onboard and ground-based automation and autonomy, including event detection, planning and scheduling (P & S), and task execution. Onboard P & S is particularly challenging, because of the many constraints involved. For this Phase I effort, Orbit Logic, Inc. and Emergent Space Technologies, Inc., will research and design an autonomy planning suite with plug-and-play capabilities that is capable of solving complex space mission planning problems for ORS missions. The suite"s planning techniques and algorithms, concept of operations, requirements, architecture, and interface specifications will be investigated and defined in Phase I. Phase I will culminate in developing a proof-of-concept demonstration of the planning suite in a relevant on-board simulation environment that paves the way for Phase 2 development, integration and test. BENEFIT: Reduction in satellite planning timelines. More responsive assets to warfighter needs. Beneficial to deep space missions.

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