Small Satellite Swarms for ISR
ID: SF242-D023Type: BOTH


Small Satellite Swarms for ISR


Department of DefenseN/A


Type: SBIRPhase: BOTHYear: 2024
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    Release Apr 17, 2024 12:00 AM
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    Open May 15, 2024 12:00 AM
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    Next Submission Due Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
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    Close Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for the topic "Small Satellite Swarms for ISR" as part of their SBIR 24.2 Annual solicitation. The objective of this topic is to develop methods for using swarm-based architectures in the orbital domain to perform Earth Observation (EO) and Space Domain Awareness (SDA) tasks in support of multi-domain operations. The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR). The solicitation is open until June 12, 2024. The Phase I awards will not be made as this is a Direct-to-Phase-II (D2P2) topic. The awardees will develop methods to use and orchestrate orbital swarms to observe orbital and/or terrestrial objects through one or more sensor modalities in Phase II. The Phase III of the project aims to mature prototype capabilities and explore dual-use applications of swarm operations paradigm for orbital commercial services. The references provided in the document include research papers on swarm missions, active swarm resiliency, fault reasoning in swarm satellite systems, and information fusion. The keywords for this topic include small satellite swarms, swarm systems, air platform swarms, and swarm command and control. For more information and to submit proposals, visit the solicitation agency's website at [solicitation_agency_url].

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