Space Signatures for Rapid Unambiguous Identification of Satellites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-13-M-0019
Agency Tracking Number:
D122-010-0079
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB122-010
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
144540283
Principal Investigator:
Tiare Martin
Program Manager
(808) 531-3017
tmartin@OCEANIT.COM
Business Contact:
First Last
Science&Technology Manager
(808) 531-3017
kcheung@oceanit.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Providing rapid and reliable positive identification of individual satellites on orbit is necessary for timely space situational awareness (SSA). Currently, objects are frequently lost and sometimes by chance reacquired without recognition of its previous catalog existence unless manpower-intensive analysis intervenes to identify the historic lineage. Oceanit proposes to develop a methodology to rapidly identify objects using automated recognition algorithms that identify important features using multi-spectral signature analysis. Oceanit also proposes to proactively maintain custody of a large majority of satellites by predicting maneuvers given their historic orbital data.

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