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

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