Semi-autonomous Local Space Imaging System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-07-M-0120
Agency Tracking Number: F071-293-2375
Amount: $99,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-293
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
30981 Woodbush Road, Calumet, MI, 49913
DUNS: 003583429
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Kieckhafer
 Research Engineer
 (906) 370-2376
 awkieckh@mtu.edu
Business Contact
 Lyon King
Title: President
Phone: (906) 370-2376
Email: lbking@mtu.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aerophysics, together with subcontractor Raytheon Missile Systems, proposes to develop a Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) based on the proven AIM-9X Sidewinder missile gimbaled seeker. The LSIS will combine an AIM-9X-derived imager with an autonomous attitude determination system to provide pointing/tracking/imaging capability independent of host vehicle orientation and without interface with the host vehicle attitude control system. The LSIS instrument will employ a low-power, compact star tracker, sun sensor, and three-axis magnetometer to measure the instrument’s inertial attitude. An on-board command and data handling subsystem will coordinate imager pointing and host vehicle data interface. The proposed development effort integrates proven technology in a low-mass, low-power, bolt-on sensor for defensive space situational awareness.

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