TechConnect Innovation Program

Standalone System Support Module (SSSM)

Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, LLC, CO, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

ASTRA’s self-powered, autonomous, Standalone System Support Module (SSSM) provides power and communication capability to support our customers’ need to operate various assets in remote locations, including environmental sensors and other monitoring and communications equipment.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Robust, portable and compact power and data communications support for remote sensing instrumentation deployed in extreme, harsh, power deprived environments

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Corporation

Showcase Booth #: 4M

Website: www.astraspace.net

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: This technology was part of an Air Force SBIR Phase I & II ($150k, + $750k; 2013/2yrs) to develop the follow on from successful Phase III commercial “CASES GPS Space Weather Monitor” – a next-generation, advanced light-weight, low-power, autonomous, GPS-based ionospheric monitor called GPS Autonomous Micro-Monitor (GAMMA). This project is being considered for Phase III funding.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners