NASA SBIR 2020-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Information

Proposal Number:
20-2- H9.07-6124
Phase 1 Contract #:
80NSSC20C0401
Subtopic Title:
Cognitive Communication
Proposal Title:
SpaceWeaver: A Collaborative Smart Network for Space Communications

Small Business Concern

   
Firm:
          
Rebel Space Technologies, Inc.
          
   
Address:
          
1747 East 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
          
   
Phone:
          
(310) 819-2348                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Principal Investigator:

   
Name:
          
Carrie Hernandez
          
   
E-mail:
          
carrie@rebelspacetech.com
          
   
Address:
          
1747 E 2nd St, CA 90802 - 5917
          
   
Phone:
          
(310) 819-2348                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Business Official:

   
Name:
          
Carrie Hernandez
          
   
E-mail:
          
carrie@rebelspacetech.com
          
   
Address:
          
1747 E 2nd St, CA 90802 - 5917
          
   
Phone:
          
(310) 819-2348                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Summary Details:

   
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
Begin: 4
End: 6
          
          
     
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

Rebel Space Technologies, Inc. proposes SpaceWeaver, a distributed cognitive space communications network to increase mission science data return, improve resource efficiencies for NASA missions and communication networks and ensure resilience in the unpredictable space environment. SpaceWeaver senses, detects, adapts, and learns from its experiences and environment to optimize the network's communications capabilities and reduce both the mission and network operations burden. SpaceWeaver leverages the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence and reinforcement learning to coordinate and control the transfer and relay of mission data across the lunar architecture based on data priority, content, schedule, and environmental conditions. 

          
          
     
Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

SpaceWeaver uses Artificial Intelligence enhanced distributed sensing and optimized data routing to ensure efficient, resilient operations in the space environment. In addition to lunar communications architecture, the innovations proposed could also improve the mission data relay and network capabilities of the NOAA Satellite Information System, NASA Earth Science Mission Directorate systems, or the NASA Tracking and Data Relay System (TDRS).

          
          
     
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Applications include Department of Defense future space architectures and satellite communications networks, and commercial space industry (e.g., Earth remote sensing constellations, asteroid mining, deep space communications).

          
          
     
Duration:     18
          
          

Form Generated on 05/13/2021 14:40:50