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DARPA initiatives in small-satellite technologies
Author(s): Robert J. Bonometti; Alvis A. Wheatley; Lin Flynn; Edward Nicastri; R. Sudol
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Paper Abstract

After reviewing DARPA's Advanced Space Technology Program (ASTP) and discussing the need for the ASTP, the paper examines DARPA space technology initiatives. Space technology initiatives include the UHF, SHF, and EHF initiatives, laser communications, optics stabilization, and optics and lasers. Supporting technology initiatives include initiatives for onboard computing; mechanical components; autonomous guidance, navigation, and control; and propulsion, power, and thermal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1495, Small-Satellite Technology and Applications, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45885
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Bonometti, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
Alvis A. Wheatley, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
Lin Flynn, Space Applications Corp. (United States)
Edward Nicastri, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
R. Sudol, Space Applications Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1495:
Small-Satellite Technology and Applications
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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