LL-HAMMER: Long Lived Highly Autonomous Mission Manager for Event Response

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,972.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-13-M-0082
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-092-1558
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-092
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b/a SIFT
211 N 1st St., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103477993
Principal Investigator:
David Musliner
Senior Principal Research Scientist
(612) 325-9314
musliner@sift.net
Business Contact:
Linda Holje
Administrator
(612) 226-5061
lholje@sift.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: Military missions increasingly rely on satellites for surveillance, communication, and navigation. While performing these mission-critical tasks, satellites must respond quickly to new enemy threats and changing mission objectives. Under prior AFRL SBIR awards, SIFT and TRACLabs have developed the Highly Autonomous Mission Manager for Event Response (HAMMER) to provide on-board autonomy for satellite operations. In the research proposed here, we will extend our existing architecture with additional capabilities to handle persistent operation during long duration missions that may impose many changes in mission objectives, threat models, and satellite capabilities. BENEFIT: LL-HAMMER will dramatically improve the effectiveness and survivability of military satellites during long-duration missions by providing rapid adaptation to new threats and new objectives, as well as self-monitoring and management of limited spacecraft resources. LL-HAMMER will be stress-tested in long-duration simulations of realistic threat environments and validated for deployment in dynamic mission environments on-board a satellite.

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