Space Micro Inc. has received five separate SBIR contracts to develop and enhance their products for scientific, defense and dual purposes — these Q1 2021 awards were received from U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force AFWERX and NASA.
Space Micro’s core expertise in developing and orbiting reliable radiation-hardened space subsystems, including communications (RF and optical), processors and cameras, provided a foundation for the award-winning proposals:
- U.S. Army: STTR contract for “Machine-Learning Based Sensing and Waveform Adaptation for SDRs Operating in Congested and Contested Environment.”
- U.S. Air Force AFWERX: STTR contract “Modular Software Defined Radio for Resilient SATCOM” to enhance Space Micro’s Nanocom™ Software Defined Radio (SDR) for new U.S. Space Force programs, including smallsats and cubesats.
- NASA: Phase I SBIR award for “Radiation Tolerant Artificial Intelligence (AI) Processing in Space.”
- U.S. Air Force AFWERX: Phase 1 SBIR contract for “SpaceCam: A Dual Use Space Imaging and SSA Camera” to further enhance Space Micro’s SpaceCam™ space cameras.
- U.S. Air Force AFWERX: Phase 1 SBIR award for “Multi-Layered Space Communications Full Duplex RF-to-Optical Converter for SATCOM.”
“We are so pleased to have been awarded these contracts to further develop innovative and dual-purpose technologies and products. These SBIR awards add to the $50M in government investment in Space Micro products we’ve received over the past two decades as we’ve successfully engineered highly reliable, space-qualified and flight-proven technologies,” said David J. Strobel, Space Micro CEO.