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Company Information:

Company Name:
Emergent Space Technologies, Inc
Address:
6411 Ivy Lane
Suite 303
Greenbelt, MD 20770-6330
Phone:
(301) 345-1535
URL:
EIN:
200264426
DUNS:
101537046
Number of Employees:
53
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,212,159.00 20
SBIR Phase II $3,280,205.00 5
STTR Phase I $424,817.00 4

Award List:

Distributed Plug-and-Play Planning and Scheduling System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,462.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy C. Esposito, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Planning and scheduling (P&S) is an essential task for managing current and future NASA missions. P&S systems are used in many areas of spacecraft operations including science planning, flight dynamics operations, and space and ground network scheduling. Typically, different tools are used by… More

System Engineering Process Realization Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,574.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Everett A. Cary, Jr., Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA faces many systems engineering challenges as it seeks to conduct exploration and science missions concurrently. One such challenge is implementing a repeatable systems engineering process to missions that vary greatly in scale and complexity. The same process applied to lunar and Mars… More

Ground Enterprise Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Esposito, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Spacecraft ground systems are on the cusp of achieving "plug-and-play" capability, i.e., they are approaching the state in which the various components can be quickly integrated with near-automatic interoperability. When properly architected, such systems offer advantages over their traditional… More

Picosats for Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking Technology Demonstration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,943.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Elfego Pinon, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
The University of Texas at Austin
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
Over the next decade, a host of new technologies and capabilities will be needed by NASA to support Project Constellation. For risk reduction considerations, it is desirable that they be flown on other missions prior to use on vehicles such as Orion or Altair. An innovative and cost-effective… More

Ground Enterprise Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,483.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Timothy C. Esposito, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Emergent Space Technologies Inc. proposes to develop the Ground Enterprise Management System (GEMS) for spacecraft ground systems. GEMS will provide situational awareness for distributed ground systems, and an understanding of how events and automated actions impact the system in real-time. Recent… More

Automated, Real-Time Targeting and Guidance Software for Lunar Descent and Precision Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,935.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dilmurat Azimov, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
he objective of this proposal is to research, design and develop an automated real-time targeting and guidance (ARTGUID) software for precision lunar landing and descent. The software tool will be reliable, extensible, scalable and verifiable based on the complex mission-driven requirements on the… More

Marine ASV Range Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,940.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
John Higginbotham, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
United States spaceports carry out the impressive task of launching and recovering spacecrafts and payloads which represent extremely unique and expensive assets. The successful deployment, recovery, and operation of these assets are essential to our scientific discovery, economic prosperity, and… More

Tracking of Resident Space Objects with Covariance Realism

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert H. Bishop, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Texas-Austin
RI Contact:
David Boerner, CRA
Abstract:
Covariance realism and consistency are critical to precision tracking and long-term orbit prediction of resident space objects (RSOs). This proposal tackles the key challenges that would yield realistic state estimation error covariance measures for tracking RSOs with relevant covariance consistency… More

Marine ASV Range Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,907.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
John Higinbotham, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
United States spaceports carry out the critical task of launching and recovering vehicles and payloads. These are extremely unique and expensive assets, and their successful deployment, operation, and recovery are essential to our nation's scientific discovery, economic prosperity, and national… More

Multi-Purpose Radio Signal Generation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,880.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jason W. Mitchell, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The MRSiG will be able to replace many of the expensive, highly specialized RF signal generators with cheaper generic boxes that can be customized as the technologies are updated. MRSiG boxes can be utilized throughout the entire RF hardware development cycle, from the breadboard to the flight… More

Data Fusion Strategies for Automated, Distributed Tracking of Space Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,858.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Gaylor, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Air Force goal of persistent space situation awareness will be achieved in part by the integrated application of distributed sensors appropriately exploited through advanced methods of fusion and automated analysis. This proposal aims to provide commanders with automated, real-time… More

Multi-Purpose Radio Signal Generation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,972.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kenn L. Gold, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Early Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) simulation is essential to early retirement of space mission development risks. Upcoming NASA missions such as MMS involve complex high Earth orbits making the use of GPS difficult, though NASA has developed GPS receivers capable of performing in these… More

Second-Order Kalman Filter Using Multi-Complex Step Derivatives

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,957.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Brendan O'Connor, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Emergent Space Technologies, Inc. (Emergent) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) propose to investigate the navigation performance and computational burden of a second-order Kalman filter that uses a new method of computing second-order derivatives using multi-complex numbers, a… More

Robust Prediction and Estimation of Time Varying Ballistic Coefficients

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ryan Russell, Assistant rofessor – (404) 385-3342
Research Institution:
Georgia Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
R. P. Hart
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Recent improvements in atmospheric density modeling now provide more confidence in spacecraft ballistic coefficient (BC) estimations, which were previously corrupted by large errors in density. Without attitude knowledge, forecasting the true BC for accurate future state and uncertainty… More

Innovative Technologies for Space Asset Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,953.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tim Esposito, Senior Software Engineer – (301) 345-1535
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) Mission System (JMS) needs to process situational awareness (SA) data from many sources and incorporates the resulting assessments to perform automated, intelligent tasking of space assets. SA and automated resource management (RM) for space… More

Generalized Broadband Operationally Responsive Navigator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,903.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth L. Gold, Director of Research and Developmen – (720) 841-6331
Abstract:
Operationally Responsive Space missions require a rapid satellite configuration and launch to fulfill the needs of in-theatre commanders. A GPS receiver that can be used with cubesats and that meets the SWaP requirements for these launches and that can perform GPS based scientific missions from the… More

Improved CDGPS FDIR Using Comm-based Relative Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,925.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Ruschmann, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is to use the comm-based measurements available from many advanced satellite cluster wireless networks to improve the flexibility and robustness of relative and absolute navigation systems without the additional expense, weight and power that a traditional navigation backup… More

Radio Navigation Waveform Experiment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,866.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Kenn Gold, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA is installing the Communications, Navigation, and Networking reConfigurable Testbed (CoNNeCT) onto the truss of the International Space Station to demonstrate software-defined radio (SDR) technology, and is now accepting proposals for new and useful SDR experiments to fly on CoNNeCT that are… More

TASS-Enhanced Near Earth Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,262.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kenn Gold, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The need for science-grade Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) sensors that are low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) is well recognized. The ability to provide precise positioning and pointing in real-time is a capability needed for formation flying, rendezvous and proximity operations, and radio… More

Feature Identification from Unresolved Electro-optical Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,959.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Gaylor, Principal Investigator – (303) 656-9035
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As the number of objects in orbit about the Earth and the capabilities of satellites increase, it becomes more difficult to obtain true space situational awareness (SSA). In many cases, the small size or distance of these resident space objects (RSOs) further complicate this problem… More

F6-CAPSat: A Picosat for System F6 Adjunct Interfacing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,928.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Frank Bauer, Vice President – (301) 345-1535
Abstract:
Resources available through the System F6 cluster can greatly simplify a participating spacecraft"s design. Our proposal encompasses three innovations: (1) Common Application for Sensorcraft Missions (CASM), an application that will be installed on the System F6 cluster to manage the… More

A Flexible Fault Management Architecture for Cluster Flight

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Ruschmann, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Emergent Space Technologies proposes to develop a flexible, service-oriented Fault Management (FM) architecture for cluster fight missions. This FM architecture will include algorithms to be run on each cluster module for fault detection, isolation, and recovery, software to be used at a ground… More

UAS Architecture for Distributed Sensing Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,883.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Darren Zanon, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA seeks Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) for Earth science data collection for missions with variable durations, operating proximities, altitudes, and environmental conditions. Of particular interest is the Ice Bridge mission, which takes observations in support of Arctic and Antarctic research… More

A Collective Detection Based GPS Receiver for Small Satellites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,965.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William Bamford, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
University of Colorado Boulder
RI Contact:
Meagan Taylor
Abstract:
To solve the problem of autonomous navigation on small satellite platforms less than 20 kg, we propose to develop an onboard orbit determination receiver for small LEO satellites which lack stable Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), continuous GPS coverage, or ground tracking. The… More

Holistic RSO Space Situational Awareness Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,925.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Dunning Idle, Principal Investigator – (719) 482-5402
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A holistic RSO space situational awareness algorithm will be developed that integrates Finite Set Statistics (FISST) with Hiearchical Mixtures of Experts (HME) and Multiple Model Adaptive Estimation (MMAE). Advanced orbit determination filters such as Splitting Gaussian Mixture Unscented… More

Distributed Internet-enabled Simulation/Testbed Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Brendan O'Connor, Vice President – (512) 215-4977
Abstract:
Simulations that connect to testbeds are frequently used in space operations testing. Many of these testbeds have characteristics that are desirable to others in the field, but they are geographically distributed across the nation. The ability to connect multiple, remote testbeds to a single core… More

Space Qualified Satellite Hypervisor for COTS Processors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Travis Wheatley, Principal Investigator – (301) 345-1535
Abstract:
There are many data intensive mission payloads for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) that collect more data than is practical to transmit through the downlink. The ability to autonomously process and classify this data on board can significantly reduce the downlink bandwidth… More

Enhanced Warfighter Tasking with a GMSEC-JMS Bridge Service

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,103.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Esposito, Principal Investigator – (301) 345-1535
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The main objective of this task is to demonstrate that multiple systems with assorted architectures within the DoD can share data to better enable Warfighter Tasking. As opposed to manually transferring data products through high latency means like Microsoft PowerPoint or Word documents… More

Holistic RSO Space Situational Awareness Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$732,740.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Gaylor, Vice President – (303) 656-9035
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Air Force is tasked with detecting, tracking, identifying, characterizing, and cataloguing RSOs. This is currently done using a disparate network of sensors that are shared with other missions. The increasing number of objects and scarcity of sensors makes the task of identifying… More