Radiation Environment Monitor for Spacecraft (REMS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,795.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-13-C-0107
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-065-2005
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-065
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Invocon, Inc.
19221 IH-45 South; Ste. 530, Conroe, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782566418
Principal Investigator:
Eric Krug
Program Director
(281) 292-9903
ekrug@invocon.com
Business Contact:
Mary Delahunty
Vice President / General
(281) 292-9903
mdelahunty@invocon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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