The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate has awarded Verus Research a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract to enhance the safety and reliability of autonomous spacecraft.
Working with its university partner, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Verus Research will improve the safety and reliability of spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control algorithms. Fundamental to the effort is the development of mathematically rigorous methods to test all possible configurations of guidance algorithms, leading to a formal verification process to ensure autonomous spacecraft operate safely in all regimes.
Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research Chief Technology Officer, noted that this effort “represents an important milestone as the Company continues to expand into new technology areas” and is the Company’s first prime contract award with the Space Vehicles Directorate.