Semi-autonomous Local Space Imaging System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$730,378.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-08-C-0104
Award Id:
82282
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-293-2375
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2521 7 Mile Point Rd, Allouez, MI, 49805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
003583429
Principal Investigator:
Jason Sommerville
Research Engineer
(906) 370-2376
jdsommer@mtu.edu
Business Contact:
Lyon King
President
(906) 370-2376
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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