SmallSat MBSE SBIR Awarded

Orbital Transports is happy to announce that we’ve been selected to receive a NASA SBIR Phase I award for our proposal to develop Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and tools to improve capabilities and reliability in small spacecraft missions.  These methods and tools will enable rapid, comprehensive, deeper and more integrated spacecraft design across the entire life cycle from initial concept through system operations and end of mission disposal.  This work will build on our contributions to and involvement with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Space Systems Working Group on applying the MBSE approach to CubeSat missions.  Model-Based…

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Orbital Transports Selected for NASA SBIR Grant Award

Orbital Transports is proud to announce that we were selected to receive a NASA SBIR Phase I grant for our proposal to develop advanced ultrasonic acoustic sensor networks to detect micrometeor and orbital debris (MMOD) impacts on large space structures like the International Space Station. The study will explore methods of training machine learning systems to detect MMOD impacts from the acoustic emissions, determine the location of the impact site, and classify the extent of the consequent damage. “We’ve been developing these concepts as part of our space infrastructure, servicing and maintenance program for a couple of years,” said Orbital…

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