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Enable Collaboration Between AFRL and CASS Universities to: 

· Conduct Research on Autonomous Spacecraft Technology

  •  Accelerate Progress to Address Critical DOD Needs
  • Accelerate Technology Transfer and Commercialization to Enhance Next Generation DOD Space Systems

· Enhance Education of the Future Aerospace Workforce 

Conduct Targeted Basic and Applied Research to Enable the Next Generation of DOD Space Systems that are

· More Intelligent and More Autonomous

  • Self-Aware, Self-Healing, and Re-Configurable

· Lighter/Smaller for a Given Functionality

  • Less Expensive to Launch

· More Responsive and More Adaptive

  • Cooperation of multi-spacecraft systems 
Research, Develop and Validate Innovative Space Technology:

· Advanced Computing, Sensing, and Intelligent Control Systems for Responsive Space and Counter Space Mission Scenarios

  • Modular PnP Sub-System Designs

· Develop engineering models, flight prototypes, and flight hardware to facilitate technology advancement and maturation

  • Team with industry to accelerate tech transfer and commercialization
  • Mature technology, develop, launch, and operate nanosats

 

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