We are optimistic that this breakthrough AI technology will support government missions and have commercial applications to meet the demand for autonomous solutions to manage the maintenance and longevity of satellite fleets or ground equipment.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (PRWEB)
October 26, 2022
RS21, a data science company using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for safe, autonomous technology solutions for space infrastructure, has been awarded a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the US Space Force. The two-year agreement provides for immediate funding to accelerate the maturation of the Space Prognostic AI Custodian Ecosystem (SPAICE), the company’s patented AI-powered surveillance system that performs failure detection and prediction to keep satellites and the critical functions they perform to protect.
SPAICE uses real-time satellite telemetry data and anomaly reports to predict a lead time before satellites fail. It pinpoints problems within the system and subsystem components, allowing ground operators to take preventive action to keep the satellites operational. SPAICE minimizes operating and maintenance costs and maximizes uptime.
“Receiving a Phase III contract is a great achievement for our team,” said Trisha Miller, director of research and development, National Laboratory and Government Support Services at RS21. “We are optimistic that this breakthrough AI technology will support government missions and have commercial applications to meet the demand for autonomous solutions to manage the maintenance and longevity of satellite fleets or ground equipment.”
Immediate Phase III SBIR efforts will focus on RS21’s partnership with the DOD Space Test Program (STP) to deploy SPAICE at the STP sentinel level at the Johnson Space Center. The aim is to support the launch, testing and stationary operation of SPAICE on STP Sat-7, an experimental spacecraft.
In addition, RS21 is also seeking a tactical funding increase (TACFI) from AFWERX to match STP funding and increase the overall amount for the SBIR contract. Proposed work includes enabling cloud deployment of SPAICE, as well as integrating and analyzing data from the International Space Station (ISS).
Prior to this funding, RS21 received a Phase II SBIR contract from the US Air Force in 2021 and won the 2020 Hyperspace Challenge for its early stage technology development.
RS21 is a fast-growing data science company that uses artificial intelligence, design, data engineering and modern software development methodologies to empower companies to make data-driven decisions that positively impact the world. Our innovative solutions are insightful, intuitive, inspiring and intellectually honest. With offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Washington, DC, RS21 is an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company and a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators for three consecutive years.
We help clients achieve programmatic goals, improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and maximize productivity using MOTHR, our human-centric artificial intelligence engine that enables users to seamlessly integrate data and deliver insights at lightning speed to win. We drive complex data problems in healthcare, defense, security, urban planning, energy, cyber, land use, climate, disaster risk reduction, disaster recovery, space and social justice.
Visit http://www.rs21.io for more information.
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