Verus Research Wins Follow-On Work in Autonomous Spacecraft Control

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate has awarded Verus Research a 2-year, $750,000 contract for “Certification and Validation of Algorithms for Resilient Complex Software Controlled Systems.”  This Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) effort is a follow-on to a successful Phase I program in the same technology domain.

Under the program, Verus Research will develop software tools that aid in the design and monitoring of satellite maneuvers.  Satellites must obey many pointing requirements, avoid orbit conflicts, and manage other considerations to gather data, communicate, and protect sensitive equipment.  With this in mind, Verus Research will develop the algorithms necessary to ensure these requirements are satisfied during satellite controller design with the resulting performance able to be monitored in real-time for continued assurance.

According to Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, “this is further evidence of Verus Research’s advanced capabilities in providing the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate with cutting edge technology solutions.”