NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- H9.07-6124
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Cognitive Communication
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 SpaceWeaver: A Collaborative Smart Network for Space Communications
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Rebel Space Technologies, Inc.
1747 East 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
(310) 819-2348

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

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

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Carrie Hernandez
E-mail:
carrie@rebelspacetech.com
Address:
1747 E 2nd St Long Beach, CA 90802 - 5917
Phone:
(310) 819-2348
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 5
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: 6

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