Space Signatures for Rapid Unambiguous Identification of Satellites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: FA9453-13-M-0019
Agency Tracking Number: D122-010-0079
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: SB122-010
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, -
DUNS: 144540283
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tiare Martin
 Program Manager
 (808) 531-3017
 tmartin@OCEANIT.COM
Business Contact
 First Last
Title: Science&Technology Manager
Phone: (808) 531-3017
Email: 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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