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Radiation Environment Monitor for Spacecraft (REMS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-M-0340
Agency Tracking Number: F121-065-2005
Amount: $149,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-065
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-07-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
19221 IH-45 South; Ste. 530
Conroe, TX -
United States
DUNS: 782566418
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Eric Krug
 Program Director
 (281) 292-9903
Business Contact
 Mary Delahunty
Title: Vice President / General Counsel
Phone: (281) 298-9903
Research Institution

ABSTRACT: Invocon proposes its Radiation Environment Monitor for Spacecraft (REMS) as a method to provide real-time space radiation weather information for satellites and other spacecraft. REMS measures, stores, and communicates information about radiation dose, dose rate, and angle of incidence. It also differentiates between types of radiation including all particles composed of electrons, protons, and neutrons. The small, low-power nature of REMS will have minimal logistical impact on its host platforms, and its ability to change measurement characteristics after deployment significantly increases its long-term relevance in the event of changing regulations and updated weather models. The real-time capabilities of REMS will enable ground controllers to mitigate the effect of significant weather events on satellites. BENEFIT: Invocon"s Radiation Environment Monitor for Spacecraft (REMS) is useful for monitoring satellites and other spacecraft to determine the real-time space weather to which they are subjected. This technology is small and low power making it useful for both large and small satellites. In addition to satellites, REMS can be deployed on other space vehicles for monitoring radiation exposure by equipment and personnel. Finally, it can be useful in measuring radiation on earth.

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