An announcement from Space Micro Inc. relates that they received five separate SBIR contracts to develop and enhance Space Micro 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 stated that their 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 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.