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Supervised Autonomy

Automated capabilities with human supervision; "human in the loop"

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01/01/2007
The goal of the Orbital Express Space Operations Architecture program was to validate the technical feasibility of robotic, autonomous on-orbit refueling and reconfiguration of satellites to support a broad range of future U.S. national security and commercial space programs. Refueling satellites would enable them to frequently maneuver to improve coverage, improve survivability, as well as extend satellite lifetime. Electronics upgrades on-orbit would provide regular performance improvements and dramatically reduce the time to deploy new technology.
System F6 seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of a satellite architecture wherein the functionality of a traditional “monolithic” spacecraft is delivered by a cluster of wirelessly-interconnected modules capable of sharing their resources and utilizing resources found elsewhere in the cluster. Such architecture enhances the adaptability and survivability of space systems, while shortening development timelines and reducing the barrier-to-entry for participation in the national security space industry.
03/29/2019
The Blackjack program will develop and demonstrate the critical technical elements for building a global high-speed network architecture in low earth orbit (LEO) that enables highly networked, resilient, and persistent DoD payloads that hold the ground, surface, and air domains in global constant custody. This opportunity focuses on Blackjack Pit Boss, an architecture and associated software/hardware approach providing a proliferated LEO (P-LEO) system the ability to continuously deliver perishable target data to selected subscribers, without the need for (1) commanding from human satellite operators; or (2) ground-based payload data processing and exploitation. An overarching goal is to dramatically reduce the time required to task, collect, process, exploit, and disseminate critical target data during peacetime and conflict.