Research and Development

At Princeton Satellite Systems, we love a good research project! You can see from our blog posts and products  that our interests range from interplanetary space missions to student-built CubeSats, iPhone apps  to homegrown solar power systems. All of our research contracts utilize our commercial software products, and we integrate our results back into our software. Use the R&D menu to see posts associated with some of our ongoing projects, including Direct Fusion Drive (DFD) and attitude control systems.

Past Phase II SBIR and STTRs:

  • Superconducting Coils for Small Nuclear Fusion Rocket Engines, NASA (2017)
  • Precision ACS, Army (2015)
  • Reconfigurable Satellite Planning Tool, Navy (2010)
  • Space Threat Detection, Air Force (2010, 2011)
  • Multiple Missile Interceptors, Missile Defense Agency (2008)
  • Autonomous Optical Navigation, NASA (2007)
  • ACS Simulation and Training Tool, Air Force (2003)
  • Decentralized Framework for Formation Flying, NASA (2003)
  • Autonomous Satellite Servicing, Air Force (2002)
  • TEAMAgent, Air Force (1999)
  • ObjectAgent, Air Force (1998)

Other major research/development contracts:

  • ARPA-E GAMOW (2021) and OPEN (2018)
  • Fusion-Enabled Pluto Orbiter, NASA NIAC (2016)
  • VisualCommander Architecture for Technical Assessment, Air Force (2009)
  • PRISMA Cooperative Research, Swedish Space Corporation (2005)
  • Indostar/BSat ACS, Orbital Sciences (1996)