Semi-autonomous Local Space Imaging System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-08-C-0104
Agency Tracking Number: F071-293-2375
Amount: $930,376.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-293
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
2521 7 Mile Point Rd, Allouez, MI, 49805
DUNS: 003583429
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Sommerville
 Research Engineer
 (906) 370-2376
 jdsommer@mtu.edu
Business Contact
 Lyon King
Title: President
Phone: (906) 370-2376
Email: lbking@mtu.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Local Space Imaging System (LSIS) proposed here will be capable of continuous, autonomous situational awareness of the local space about a high-value host spacecraft with minimal impact to the host. The LSIS can independently determine instrument inertial attitude and bring a high-resolution imager to bear on a hemispherical field-of-regard. Innovative image processing algorithms will be used to alert ground controllers when there is high confidence of an RSO in the local vicinity of the host. LSIS mass is less than 5 kg. The entire instrument is integrated from proven TRL-9 subcomponents for a low-cost, low-risk solution to local space self-awareness.

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