Technical Sessions

Monday, August 7, 2017

Session I: Big Data from Small Satellites I

New capabilities and methods for translating data gathered by space systems into end-user knowledge products

2:30 PM
Dynamic Socio-Economic Analysis: The Power of Persistence from Small Satellites
John Irvine, Richard Wood, Kim Slater - Draper

2:45 PM
Eating Your Own Big-Data Dogfood: Exquisite Collection with Non-Exquisite Hardware
Nick McCarthy, Dan CaJacob, Tim O'Shea, Darek Kawamoto, EJ Kreinar - HawkEye 360, Inc.

3:00 PM
Commercial GEOINT Activity Leader Board: Assessing the Commercial GEOINT Landscape
Kevin Ayers - Commercial GEOINT Activity

3:15 PM
NASA CYGNSS Mission Update; A Pathfinder for Operational GNSS Scatterometry Remote Sensing Applications
Randy Rose - Southwest Research Institute

3:30 PM
What Drives Innovation and Use of Big Data in the Small Satellite Industry? The Role of Technological Resources and Managerial Experience
Yue song, Devi Gnyawali - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Onboard Processing of Big Hyperspectral Data Sets for Small Satellites
Michael Soukup, Christina Aas, Arnoud Jochemsen - Science & Technology AS; Marco Esposito, Chris van Dijk - cosine Research BV

Planet's Open Water Imaging - Geo-Accuracy Assessment
Ricardo Rios - Planet; Martin Miller - SPAWAR

Big Data in Space - A Software Defined Payload Interface, Data Handling & Processing Approach
Pieter van Duijn - HEAD Aerospace Netherlands

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Session II: Advanced Technologies I

Innovative technologies (hardware/software) that provide significant advancements in small satellite missions

4:30 PM
OpenSatKit Enables Quick Startup for CubeSat Missions
David McComas - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Ryan Melton - Ball Aerospace

4:45 PM
Electric Propellant Solid Rocket Motor Thruster Results Enabling Small Satellites
Frederick Koehler, Mark Langhenry, Matt Summers, James Villarreal, Thomas Villarreal - Raytheon Missile Systems

5:00 PM
CubeSat Active Thermal Control via Microvascular Carbon Fiber Channel Radiator
Alexander Ghosh, Kevin Bassett, Devin Bunce, Dawn Haken, Stephen Vrkljan, Tiago Silva, Grant Berland - University of Illinois; Elwood Agasid, David Mayer, Jeffery Feller - NASA Ames Research Center

5:15 PM
Iris Deep-Space Transponder for SLS EM-1 CubeSat Missions
Masatoshi Kobayashi - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institue of Technology

5:30 PM
TETRA: Star Identification with Hash Tables
Julian Brown - Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Keaton Stubis - Johns Hopkins University; Kerri Cahoy - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

5:45 PM
The Rainbow Connection - Why Now is the Time for Smallsat Optical Downlinks
Doug Sinclair - Sinclair Interplanetary; John Enright, Nicole Liu - Ryerson University


Consumable Spacecraft Structure with 3-D Printed Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Hybrid Rocket Thrusters
Stephen Whitmore, Britany Chamberlain - Utah State University

In-Orbit Performance of AstroTube: AlSat Nano's Low Mass Deployable Composite Boom Payload
Juan Reveles, Mike Lawton, Vincent Fraux, Vinoth Gurusamy, Vicky Parry - Oxford Space Systems

Mega-Constellations: Meeting Spacecraft Hardware Technical, Cost, and Schedule Challenges
Chris Pearson, Phil Keller, William Francis, Bruce Davis, Tom Murphey, Todd Whitaker - Roccor

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Session III: Next on the Pad I

A preview of missions that are scheduled to fly within the next 18 months with an emphasis on the missions and their scientific or technological purpose

8:00 AM
Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D) Mission: Enabling Time-Resolved Cloud and Precipitation Observations from 6U-Class Satellite Constellations
Steven C. Reising - Colorado State University, Todd C. Gaier - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; Christian Kummerow - Colorado State University; Sharmila Padmanabhan, Boon H. Lim, Cate Heneghan - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; V. Chandrasekar, Wesley Berg, Jon P. Olson - Colorado State University

8:15 AM
NASA's Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator
John Marmie - NASA Ames Research Center; Frederick Elliott - NASA Glenn Research Center; Austin Williams - Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.; Roger Hunter - NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology Program; Christopher Baker - NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate

8:30 AM
RainCube, a Ka-band Precipitation Radar in a 6U CubeSat
Eva Peral, Shannon Statham, Simone Tanelli, Travis Imken - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; Austin Williams - Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems; Douglas Price, Jonathan Sauder, Nacer Chahat - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

8:45 AM
GOMX-4: Demonstrating the Building Blocks of Constellations
Lars Alminde, Morten Bisgaard, Igor Alonso Portillo - GomSpace, Tor-Arne Gronland - NanoSpace, Daniel Smith - GomSpace

9:00 AM
The Aerospace Corporation Remote Sensing CubeSat Imagers
David Ardila, Dee Pack, Eric Herman, Darren Rowen, Christopher Coffman, Bonnie Hattersley, Ray Russell, Anna-Britt Sie, Catherine Venturini, Richard Welle, Sloane Wiktorowicz - The Aerospace Corporation

9:15 AM
Dellinger - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's First 6U Spacecraft
Chuck Clagett, Luis Santos Soto, Behnam Azimi, Alan Cudmore, James Marshall, Scott Starin, Salman Sheikh, Eftyhia Zesta, Nikolaos Paschalidis, Michael Johnson - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center>

9:30 AM
Trajectory Design for the JAXA Moon Nano-Lander OMOTENASHI
Javier Hernando-Ayuso, Yusuke Ozawa - The University of Tokyo; Shota Takahashi - Keio University; Stefano Campagnola - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; Toshinori Ikenaga, Tomohiro Yamaguchi - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; Chit Yam - ispace technologies; Bruno Sarli, Tatsuaki Hashimoto - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


Small Satellite Platform and Payload Concept for Implementing the Imaging X-Ray Polarimeter Explorer (IXPE) Mission
Richard Dissly, Jeanette Domber, Jeff Bladt, John Jonaitis - Ball Aerospace; Anthony Kelley, Brian Ramsey, Martin Weisskopf - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; William Deininger - Ball Aerospace

PicSat: A Cubesat Mission for Exoplanetary Transit Detection in 2017
Vincent Lapeyrere, Sylvestre Lacour, Lester David, Mathias Nowak, Antoine Crouzier - LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University

Next on the Pad “RadSat” A Radiation Tolerant Computer System
Brock LaMeres - Montana State University

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Session IV: Launch

Launch systems, multi-manifest, or rideshare opportunities specifically designed to provide access to space for small satellites

10:45 AM
Improving Launch Vibration environments for CubeSats
David Pignatelli, Ryan Nugent, Jordi Puig-Suari - California Polytechnic Institute

11:00 AM
NASA's Space Launch System: Deep-Space Delivery for SmallSats
Kimberly Robinson, George Norris - NASA

11:15 AM
Development Status of LS-1 Small Launcher for Micro/Nano Satellite Missions
Shufan Wu - Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites (SECM); Xinglong Liu, Long Zhang, Changwu Zhang - LandSpace Co Ltd

11:30 AM
Rocket Lab: Liberating the Small Satellite Market
Peter Beck - Rocket Lab

11:45 AM
Innovative Launch Opportunity for Micro/Nano-Satellite by Using One-and-Only Function on Kibo/ISS
Hiroki Akagi, Masaru Wada, Daisaku Ozawa, Shiho Ogawa - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


Redefining ESPA Class
Gregory Sanford - LoadPath; Andy Williams - Air Force Research Laboratory

SmallSat Express - Meeting the Needs for a Launch Capability for Small Satellites
Anne Ytterskog, Anna Rathsman, Ella Carlsson Sjoberg SSC Swedish Space Corporation

Status of Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Development for Vega
Fabio Caramelli, Aldo Scaccia - ESA; Angelo Fontana - Avio; Claude Dupuis - Arianespace

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Session V: Ground

Innovative technologies or full-up systems (hardware/software) for ground networks, mission operations centers, or science/data analysis centers that significantly advance mission utility

2:30 PM
High-Assurance Cyber Space Systems for Small Satellite Mission Integrity
Daria Lane, Enrique Leon, Dexter Solio, Daniel Cunningham, Hector Romero, Dmitrie Obukhov - SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

2:45 PM
Lunar and L1/L2 CubeSat Communication and Navigation Considerations
Scott Schaire, Yen Wong,, Serhat Altunc, George Bussey, Marta Shelton, Dave Folta, Cheryl Gramling, Peter Celeste, MIke Anderson, Trish Perrotto – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Benjamin Malphrus, Jeff Kruth - Morehead State University

3:00 PM
Turning Raw Pixels Into Value NGA's Open Source Scale System
John Prikkel, Christopher Shamis, Wes Baldwin - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

3:15 PM
ACCESS: An Autonomous CubeSat Constellation Scheduling System for Earth Observations
Kerri Cahoy, Emily Clements, Hyosang Yoon - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3:30 PM
Intersection of Constellations and Cloud Technology
Chris Beam, Jordan Klepper - Kratos

3:45 PM
Operating Small Sat Swarms as a Single Entity: Introducing SODA
Tracie Conn, Andres Perez, Laura Plice, Michael Ho - NASA Ames


SpaceCentre: Advanced Mobile-Ready Mission Control Web Application
Lakshmanan Rakkappan, Benedict Wen-Yong Chong, Wei-Ting Loke, Hassan Ali Askari, Cher-Hiang Goh National - University of Singapore

The Small Satellite Integrated Communication Environment (I.C.E.) - An Update
John Ploschnitznig - Riverside Research

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Session VI: Science Mission Payloads I

Innovative technologies or full-up systems that allow cutting-edge missions to be formulated

4:45 PM
A Compact and Lightweight Fibered Photometer for the PicSat Mission
Mathias Nowak, Sylvestre Lacour, Vincent Lapeyrere, Lester David - LESIA, Observatoire de Paris

5:00 PM
CHIEM: A New Compact Camera for Hyperspectral Imaging
Joris Blommaert, Bavo Delaure, Stefan Lievens, Dirk Nuyts - VITO - Remote Sensing Department; Klaas Tack, Andy Lambrechts – IMEC; Vincent Moreau - AMOS; Eric Callut - Deltatec

5:15 PM
The Compact Infrared Imager and Radiometer (CIIR)
Rory Evans, Simon Calcutt, Neil Bowles, Kerri Donaldson Hanna - University of Oxford

5:30 PM
NOAA's CubeSat-Related Activities for Gap Mitigation and Future Planning
John Pereira, Dan Mamula, Margaret Caulfield, Daniel St Jean, Frank Gallagher, Kevin Tewey NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

5:45 PM
APEX - Asteroid Probe Experiment
Jeff Plescia, Olivier Barnouin - The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab; Derek Richardson, Nicholas Schmerr - University of Maryland; David, Lawrence, Brett Denevi, Carolyn Ernst - The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab


Comprehensive Vicarious Calibration and Characterization of a Small Satellite Constellation Using the Specular Array Radiometric Calibration (SPARC) System
Stephen Schiller, John Silny, Marcus Teter - Raytheon Intelligence, Information & Services

The NASA TROPICS CubeSat Constellation Mission: Overview and Science Objectives
Bill Blackwell - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

TRL6 Testing of a Hyperspectral FTS Instrument for CubeSat Applications
Ronald Glumb, Michael Lapsley, Peter Mantica, Dominick Lee - Harris; Jean-Philippe Dery Telops

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Session VII: Advanced Technologies II

Innovative technologies (hardware/software) that provide significant advancements in small satellite missions

8:00 AM
Big Data Downlink Enablers for Next Generation Tactical U.S. Army Applications
Eddie Johnson, Mark Ray - U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command; Daniel Reuster, Tyrel Newton, Mathew Hicks, David Snyder - Tethers Unlimited, Incorporated

8:15 AM
Dove High Speed Radio
Kiruthika Devaraj, Ryan Kingsbury, Matt Ligon, Joseph Breu, Vivek Vittaldev, Bryan Klofas, Patrick Yeon, Kyle Colton - Planet Labs

8:30 AM
Advances in Single-Event Latchup Screening Using Femtosecond Pulsed Lasers
Andrew Sternberg, Robert Reed, Mike Alles, Ron Schrimpf - Vanderbilt University

8:45 AM
Development of the Water Resistojet Propulsion System for Deep Space Exploration by the CubeSat: EQUULEUS
Jun Asakawa, Hiroyuki Koizumi, Keita Nishii, Naoki Takeda, Ryu Funase The University of Tokyo

9:00 AM
Findings from NASA’s 2015-2017 Electric Sail Investigations
Bruce Wiegmann, Les Johnson, Andrew Heaton - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Robert Shotwell – Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Polytechnic; Michal Bangham - Bangham Engineering, Inc

9:15 AM
Solving the Thermal Challenge in Power-Dense CubeSats with Water Heat Pipes
Hugo Brouwer, Zeger de Groot - ISIS - Innovative Solutions In Space; Jian Guo - University of Technology Delft; Henk Jan van Gerner - NLR - Netherlands Aerospace Centre

9:30 AM
The Third-Generation Los Alamos 1.5U CubeSat Attitude Determination and Control System: Design and On-Orbit Results
James Wren - Los Alamos National Laboratory


A 6U Cubesat with On-Orbit Calibration System for Radiometric Infrared Imaging
David Osterman, R. Rohrschneider, R. Warden, J. Ferguson, A. Amparan, M. Adkins - Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Using CCSDS Standards to Reduce Mission Costs
Jonathan Wilmot - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Mesh Network Architecture for Enabling Inter-Spacecraft Communication
Christopher Becker, Garrick Merrill - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Advancements in High-Performance Green CubeSat Propulsion
Jeffrey Honse, Robert Masse - Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Session VIII: Frank J. Redd Student Competition


Session IX: Science/Mission Payloads II

Innovative technologies or full-up systems that allow cutting-edge missions to be formulated

1:45 PM
Development Status of Compact X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar Compatible with a 100kg-class SAR Satellite and Its Future Plans
Prilando Rizki Akbar, Vinay Ravindra, Hiromi Watanabe - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; Budhaditya Pyne - The University of Tokyo; Kouji Tanaka, Makoto Mita - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; Jiro Hirokawa - Tokyo Institute of Technology; Kenji Ura Mitsubishi Electric Co.

2:00 PM
Joint Observations with the Puerto Rico CubeSat, the Aguadilla Radio Array, and Arecibo Observatory
Brett Isham Interamerican - University of Puerto Rico; Jan Bergman - Swedish Institute of Space Physics; Amilcar Rincon-Charris - Interamerican University of Puerto Rico; Fredrik Bruhn, Peter Funk - Malardalen University; Bjorn Gustavsson - University of Tromso; Terence Bullett - University of Colorado NOAA; Arturs Stramkals - Uppsala University

2:15 PM
Development of a 6-meter Crossed Dipole Antenna Deployment Mechanism for CubeSat Applications
Evan Hilgemann, Adarsh Rajguru, Jonathan Sauder, Brittney Velasco, James Smith Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

2:30 PM
Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE): Status Update
Farah Alibay - Jet Propulsion Laboratory,California Institute of Technology; Justin Kasper - University of Michigan; Joseph Lazio - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Techology; Tim Neilsen - Space Dynamics Laboratory

2:45 PM
CubeSat Sensor Platform for Reentry Aerothermodynamics
McClain Goggin, Sebastian Tamrazian, Ross Carlson, Andrew Tidwell - Purdue University


Tracking the Untraceable, Keeping the Earth Cool – Fugitive Methane Detection from Microsat Constellations
Richard Lachance - Gas Plume Imaging (GPI) Canada Inc.; Larry Gordley - GATS Inc; Yotam Ariel - Bluefield Technologies; Benjamin Marshall - GATS, John Fisher - Brandywine Photonics

Small Weather Satellite Network (SWSN): An Alternative System for Global Meteorological Observations
John Fisher - Brandywine Photonics; Larry Gordley, Dave Fritts - GATS Inc., Jeff Julian, Daniel Guerin, Zach Burns - Brandywine Photonics; Marian Klein - Boulder Environment Sciences and Technologies; Richard Lachance - GPI Space Systems

Design and Development of VHF Antennas for Spaceborne Signal of Opportunity Receivers for Cubesat/SmallSat Platforms
Manohar Deshpande - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Session X: Year in Review

A review of missions launched in the past 18 months with an emphasis on lessons learned and/or the technological advancements that significantly enhances mission utility

4:15 PM
CYGNSS Launch and Early Ops: Parenting Octuplets
Ronnie Killough - Southwest Research Institute

4:30 PM
Breaking (Space) Barriers for 50 Years: The Past, Present, and Future of the DoD Space Test Program
Barbara Braun, Sam Sims, James McLeroy - The Aerospace Corporation

4:45 PM
Commissioning the World’s Largest Satellite Constellation
Deanna Doan, Robert Zimmerman - Planet

5:00 PM
On-Orbit Commissioning of High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) in the SkySat Constellation
Aaron Dinardi, Kjell Anflo – ECAPS; Pete Friedhoff - Terra Bella

5:15 PM
Exploration of Energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG): Development, Preliminary Flight Results, and Lessons Learned in JAXA’s Small Science Satellite Project
Yosuke Nakamura, Iku Shinohara, Takeshi Takashima, Seisuke Fukuda - JAXA

5:30 PM
On-Orbit Results from the CanX-7 Drag Sail Deorbit Mission
Brad Cotton, Ian Bennett, Mehdi Sabzalian, Robert Zee - Space Flight Laboratory

5:45 PM
RAVAN CubeSat Results: Technologies and Science Demonstrated On Orbit
William Swartz - Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Steven Lorentz - L-1 Standards and Technology, Inc., Philip Huang - Johns Hopkins/Applied Physics Laboratory; Allan Smith, James Briscoe - L-1 Standards and Technology, Inc.; Edward Reynolds - Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory; John Carvo - Blue Canyon Technologies; Dong Wu - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center


Power Modeling and Budgeting Design and Validation with In-Orbit Data of Two Commercial LEO Satellites
Alan Kharsansky - Satellogic

The Development of "nSight-1" - Earth Observation and Science in 2U
Francois Malan, Kannas Wiid, Lourens Visagie, Hendrik Burger- SCS Space

Different Approaches to Developing Small Satellite Missions
Philip Huang - Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; John Carvo - Blue Canyon Technologes; Ann Darrin, Kristin Fretz, Edward Reynolds, Edward Wells, William Swartz, Aaron Rogers - Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Session XI: Big Data from Small Satellites II

New capabilities and methods for translating data gathered by space systems into end-user knowledge products

8:00 AM
A CubeSat-Based Optical Communication Network for Low Earth Orbit
Richard Welle - The Aerospace Corporation

8:15 AM
Space Traffic Safety: A New Self-Governance Approach for the Smallsat Community
Owen Brown - Scientific Systems; Carlos Niederstrasser - Orbital ATK; Glenn Peterson - The Aerospace Corporation

8:30 AM
Small Sats + Big Data Analytics = Insights on Chinese Economy
Derek Edinger - Ursa

8:45 AM
Making Large Streams of Imagery Accessible and Intelligent
Bronwyn Agrios - Astro Digital

9:00 AM
Cloud-Based Ingest & Processing Framework (I&PF) - A Cloud-Hosted Framework for Satellite (and Other) Data Integration and Processing
Richard Baker, Peter MacHarrie, Daniel Beall, Joshua Leaverton - Solers, Inc.

9:15 AM
Rich Data, Cheap Satellites
George Tyc - UrtheCast, Luis Gomes, Andrew Cawthorne, Alex Da Silva Curiel - Surrey Space Technologies Limited


Platforms for Big Data Analytics from Small Satellites
Shawana Johnson, Melanie Corcoran - Descartes Labs

Small Satellites, Big Data, and the Science of Where
Kurt Schwoppe, Matt Madigan - Esri

Cubesat Laser Communications Transceiver for Multi-Gbps Downlink
Mark Storm, He Cao, Slava Litvinovitch, Kent Puffenberger, Jeremy Young, Dave Pachowicz, Timothy Deely, Shantanu Gupta, Michael Albert - Fibertek

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Session XII: Advanced Technologies III

Innovative technologies (hardware/software) that provide significant advancements in small satellite missions

9:30 AM
The Active CroCubeSat Project
Lucas Anderson, Charles Swenson - Utah State Universoty; AJ Mastropietro, Simon Luong, Elham Maghsoudie, Douglas Hofmann - Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Alan Marchant, Scott Jensen - Utah State Universoty

9:45 AM
Update on Ka-band Small Spacecraft Communications via Relays and Direct to Ground
James Budinger - NASA Glenn Research Center

10:00 AM
Low-Cost Encapsulant for Solar Cells to Mitigate Degradation Effects Due to Energetic Space Environments in a 500Km Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Cheyne Scoby, Michael Soulage, Arthur Descamps, Chester Gillmore, Jedd Perry - Planet

10:15 AM
SHARP: A Space HARdened Procesor for Next Generation CubeSats
Alonzo Vera, Jeff Love, Jorge Piovesan - IDEAS Engineering and Technology, LLC

10:30 AM
Brane Craft: Phase I Study Results
Siegfried Janson - The Aerospace Corporation


FPGA-based Automatic Modulation Recognition System for Small Satellite Communication Systems
Mohamed Keshk, Kenichi Asami - Kyushu Institute of Technology

Drag-free Control and Drag Force Recovery of Small Satellites
John Conklin - University of Florida

Cyber in a World of Plenty: Secure High-Performance On-Orbit Processing
Kyle Ingols, Michael Zhivich, Jeff Brandon, Eric Koziel - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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Session XIII: Next on the Pad II

A preview of missions that are scheduled to fly within the next 18 months with an emphasis on the missions and their scientific or technological purpose

11:15 AM
Lessons Learned From the Hosted Payload Paradigm and a Path Forward - Buying a Satellite Isn't Always the Best Option
William Thompson, Clare Martin, Matt Yavorsky - Surrey Satellite Technology US; Todd Ely, Allen Farrington, Karen Lee - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

11:30 AM
SSIVP: Spacecraft Supercomputing Experiment for STP-H6
Sebastian Sabogal, Patrick Gauvin, Bradley Shea, Daniel Sabogal, Antony Gillette, Christopher Wilson, Alan George – National Science Foundation; Gary Crum - NASA Goddard

11:45 AM
The Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT): An International Science Mission using a CubeSat
James Spann - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Charles Swenson - Utah State University; Otavio Durao - National Institute for Space Research; Luis Loures – Instituto Technologico de Aeronautica; Rod Heelis – University of Texas Dallas; Rebecca Bishop – The Aerospace Corporation; Guan Le – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Mangalathayil Abdu - Instituto Technologico de Aeronautica, Linda Krause - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

12:00 PM Noon
Iodine Small Satellite Propulsion Demonstration
MAJ Alexander Jehle US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

12:15 PM
The Low-Latitude Ionosphere/Thermosphere Enhancements in Density (LLITED) CubeSat Mission
Rebecca Bishop, James Clemmons - The Aerospace Corporation; Aroh Barjatya - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Richard Walterscheid - The Aerospace Corporation


NORSAT-2: Enabling Advanced Maritime Communication with VDES
Laura M. Bradbury, Dumitru Diaconu, Simon Molgat Laurin, Clement Ma, Alexander Beattie - UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory; Ivar Spydevold - Statsat AS; Hans Haugli - Space Norway AS; Robert Zee - UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory

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Poster Session 1

Tuesday, August 8

Dedicated viewing time
9:45 -10:30 AM | 4:00-4:45 PM

A Clear Antenna on CubeSat for Big Data
Muhammadeziz Tursuniyaz - Utah State University; Ryan Martineau - Space Dynamics Laboratory, Reyhan Baktur, Charles Swenson - Utah State University; Serhat Altunc, Eleanya Onuma NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center; Marta Shelton - Wallops Flight Facility; Harry Shaw - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

A Low Cost Inflatable CubeSat Drag Brake Utilizing Sublimation
Adam Horn - Old Dominion University

Illumination Model for the Lunar Flashlight CubeSat Mission
Jose Martinez-Camacho - California State Polytechnic University; Paul Hayne, Christopher Paine, R. Glenn Sellar - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; David Paige - University of California, Los Angeles; William Huffman - Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Robert Granat, Quentin Vinckier - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Final Results of a Solid-State Cooling Mechanism for Cubesat Imaging Sensors
Graham Grable, Khoa Ngo, Megan LeCorre. Paul Keith - Small Satellite Research Laboratory University of Georgia

Agile Aerospace: Fast Design Iterations and Quick Deployment into Space
Michael Soulage, Chester Gillmore, Jacob Stern, Rupesh Gandupalli, Alexander Wen, Spencer Eggert, Karthir Govindhasamy - Planet

A Deep Space Radio Communications Link for CubeSats: The CU-E3 Communication Subsystem
John Sobtzak, Elie Tianang, Breana Branham, Neeti Sonth, Michael DeLuca, Travis Moyer, Scott Palo - University of Colorado

Time-Series Measurements for Earth System Science
Anthony Freeman, Randall Friedl - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

COARSSS - Chain of Autonomous Remote Sensing Small Spacecraft
Dorin Patru Rochester Institute of Technology, Mihail Barbosu Rochester Institute of Technology

A Comparative Analysis of All-Magnetic Attitude Control Techniques for Nanosatellites Sun Acquisition
Simon Debois, Frederick Viaud - CNES

A "Green Cold-Gas" Propulsion System for Cubesats
John Lee, Po-Hao Huang - University of Arkansas

A Novel Architecture for Reconfigurable Payload Suitable for Small Satellites
R V Siva Krishna Addagattu - Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science, Potula Sree Brahmanandam - Sri Vishnu College of Engineering For Women; Sharan Asundi - Tuskegee University, Tuskegee; Roopa Kothapalli Matchwell - Technologies Limited, Visakhapatnam

Methods for Developing Reliable Hard - and Software for the Next Generation of Small Satellites
Martin Langer, Florian Schummer, Michael Weisgerber, Kim Steinkirchner, Nicolas Appel, Sebastian Rueckerl, Alexander Hoehn, Ulrich Walter - Institute of Astronautics, Technical University of Munich

Review of Atmosphere & Ionosphere Studies Through Analysis of Maneuvering Dynamics of Sounding Rockets and Database Analysis of Small Satellites
Lakshmipurapu Rupa Dhanasri, Potula Sree Brahmanandam, Uma G - Sri Vishnu College of Engineering For Women

The INSPIRESat-1 FlatSat: Results and Lessons Learned From a U.S.-Taiwan-India Scientific CubeSat Collaboration
Loren Chang, Jude Salinas, Yi Duann, Yi-Chung Chiu, Shih-Chi Chiu, Rung Tsai-Lin, Chi-Kuang Chao -National Central University; Amal Chandran - University of Colorado

A Compact Star-Field Sensor for the Los Alamos 1.5U CubeSat System: Design and On-orbit Results
Hannah Mohr, James Wren - Los Alamos National Laboratory

Attitude Control Simulator for the Small Satellite and Its Validation by On-orbit Data of QSAT-EOS
Masayuki Katayama, Yuta Suzaki - Mitsubishi Precision Company Limited; Shigeru Aso - Kyushuu University

Development and Characterization of Solar Panels for Small Space Applications at CNEA
Hernan Socolovsky, Daniel Raggio, Sebastian Munoz, Claudio Bolzi - CNEA

Eye-Sat: Astronomy, Technology and Education in a 3U CubeSat
Fabien Apper, Antoine Ressouche - ISAE-SUPAERO; Alain Gaboriaud - CNES, Nicolas Humeau - ISAE-SUPAERO

RF Subsystems for LEO Nanosatellites Constellations
Clement Dudal, Romain Mathieu, Jean Luc Issler - CNES, Yves Richard - Syrlinks

Advantages of Silicon Carbide Telescopes for Small Satellite Imaging Applications
Keith Kasunic, Dave Aikens, Dean Szwabowski, Chip Ragan, Flemming Tinker - Aperture Optical Sciences

Development and Characterization of the CubeSat High Impulse Propulsion System (CHIPS)
Neil Hejmanowski, Curtis Woodruff, David Carroll - CU Aerospace; Rodney Burton, Cassandra Dickey -University of Illinois; Joe Cardin - VACCO Industries

Building an Affordable Helmholtz Magnetic Simulator for CubeSat Satellites
Matevz Bosnak - University of Ljubljana

Launch Inhibit Scheme Optimization
Jason Armstrong - TriSept Corporation

Modern Collaboration Tools for Cost Effective Design of Small Satellites
Louise Lindblad, Marco Witzmann, Simon Bussche - Valispace UG

CYGNSS Microsatellite-Specific Structural Packaging Challenges for Launch
Keith Smith - Southwest Research Institute

Advancing 'NIST on a Chip' Technologies for Small Satellite Applications
Michelle Stephens, Nathan Tomlin, Chris Yung, John Lehman, Malcolm White – National Institute of Science and Technology; David Harber, Ginger Drake, Greg Kopp - LASP

Virtualizing CubeSat Design
Ryan Schrenk, Pierce Smith, Christopher Murray, Alex Antunes - Capitol Technology University

Separable Architecture for Fault Isolation and Recovery
Matthew Ruschmann, John McGreevy - Emergent Space Technologies, Inc.

Differential Drag for Collision Avoidance
Brian Cooper, Jan King - Astro Digital US, Inc.

OMAE: Oman Mars Aerial Explorer
Saleh Al Shidhani - Sultan Qaboos University

Cloud Mask Data Acquisition and Distribution Using Geosynchronous Communications Spacecraft
Jared Gill, Peter Greene - SSL

Big Data - Big Testing - Challenges and Novel Approaches for Testing Large Numbers of Small Satellites
Oliver Ruf, Stephan Busch - Zentrum fur Telematik; Klaus Schilling - University of Wurzburg

Test Results and Mission Applications of a Thrust Vector Controlled Bi-Propellant Propulsion Module for CubeSats
Stefan Powell, Tobias Knop, Steven Engelen - Hyperion Technologies B.V.

A High-Power Articulated Solar Array for Lunar 6U CubeSats
Jerami Martin, William White, Andrew Kalman - Pumpkin, Inc.

AOCS Design, Simulation and Verification System
Tony Holt, Doug Liddle - In-Space Missions Limited

Small, Light, Powerful - Rad Hard Control Electronics for CubeSats
Kerry Frohling - Iris Technology Corporation

Building Modern Cross-Platform Flight Software for Small Satellites
Ryan Plauche - Kubos

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Poster Session 2

Wednesday August 9

Dedicated viewing time 9:45-10:30 AM | 3:30-4:15 PM

Collaborative Orbit Determination Using Ground Station Networks
Srinagesh Sharma, James Cutler - University of Michigan

Integrated, Software-Defined Pulse Modulator and Laser System for Small Satellite Optical Communication
Paul Serra, Nathan Barnwell, Tyler Ritz, John Conklin - University of Florida

Ropes and Nets as Form Factors for Sensor Swarms in Space
Juliana Cherston, Joseph A. Paradiso Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Analysis of the First National Survey on CubeSat Educational Benefits
Jeremy Straub - North Dakota State University

Taking Advantage of the SmallSat Revolution to Address the Orbital Debris Problem: Data of Opportunity for a new Assimilative Satellite Drag Model
Geoff Crowley, Marcin Pilinski - ASTRA LLC.

Systems Engineering Analysis of Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems (TEMPEST) Mission
Jonathan Olson, Sounak Biswas, V. Chandrasekar, Steven Reising - Colorado State University

Design and Development of a 3U CubeSat ADCS Testing Assembly with Matching Inertia Tensor
Jonah Ang, Yosef Ben Gershom, Brialyn Onodera, Mars Rayno, Miguel Nunes, Zachary Trimble - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Technological Facilities for Development, Fabrication, Integration and Testing of Solar Arrays for Space Applications
Martin Alurralde, Claudio Bolzi, Jose Di Santo, Javier Fernandez Vazquez, Javier Garcia, Laura Gonzalez, Virgilio Goldbeck, Maria Lujan Ibarra - Atomic Energy Commision

Generic Space SDR Platforms
Yves Richard, Anis Latiri, Philippe Bataille – Syrlinks; Clement Dudal, Philippe Lafabrie, Junique Thomas, Herve Guillon, Robert Emmanuel – CNES

An Agile Flight Software Architecture for the Picsat Mission
Antoine Crouzier, Philippe Perrot, Sylvestre Lacour, Vincent Lapeyrere, Lester David, Mathias Nowak, Guillaume Schworer, Pierre Fedou - Paris observatory – LESIA

Agile Logistic: Transportation and Integration of Small Satellites
Chester Gillmore, Michael Soulage, Arthur Descamps, Rupesh Gandupalli, Jacob Stern, Alexander Wen, Spencer Eggert, Ryan Gilmour, Aurore Piazza - Planet

Development of Efficient and Innovative Equipment for the Myriade Evolutions Platform
Corinne Salcedo - CNES

Micro-Propulsion Activities at The George Washington University
Jonathan Kolbeck - The George Washington University; Jin Kang - United States Naval Academy; Daniel Cavender NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Michael Keidar - The George Washington University

CubeSat Constellation for the Demonstration of Autonomous Docking with a Liquid Apogee Engine
Ian Elliott, Stephen Edelmann, Max Dinsmore, Ethan Ohriner, Ben Gingras, Naji Taleb, Elexa Palacio, Kaushal Sedhai - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

DebriSat, Big Data, and How It Relates to Small Satellites
Joe Kleespies, Norman Fitz-Coy - University of Florida

Development of a Multi-Mode Integrated Monopropellant-Electrospray Thruster for Flexible Small Satellite Propulsion
Steven Berg, Joshua Rovey - Missouri University of Science and Technology

In-Orbit Demonstration of a Miniaturized Hyperspectral Instrument with Onboard Analytics
Marco Esposito, Chris van Dijk, Simon Silvio Conticello, Nathan Vercruyssen, Pierluigi Foglia Manzillo Cosine Measurement Systems; Bavo Delaure, Iskander Benhadj VITO NV; Arnoud Jochemsen - Science [&] Technology AS

Development of a Launch Safe CubeSat and Microsatellite Water Propulsion System
Nathan Orr, Vincent Tarantini, Craig Foulds, Scott Armitage, Grant Bonin - Deep Space Industries

Blue Canyon Technologies High-Performance XB Micro-Sat Bus
Daniel Hegel - Blue Canyon Technologies

Testing and Validating Deployment Profiles of the Canisterized Satellite Dispenser (CSD)
Stephen Tullino, Eric Swenson - Air Force Institute of Technology

Compact and Performant Hyperspectral Imager Based on Free-form Grating
Vincent Moreau, Jorg Versluys, Benoit Borguet - Adavanced Mechanical and Optical Systems SA; Arnaud Bourdoux - Spacebel S.A.; Atul Deep, Stefano Santandrea - European Space Agency-European Space Research and Technology Centre

Big Data Analytics for Enterprise Ground Systems - A University View
Craig Kief, Nick Buonaiuto, Mark Louie, Jim Aarestad - COSMIAC at University of New Mexico; Rohit Mital, Dennis Mateik - Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies; Robert Sivilli, Apoorva Bhopale - Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate

High-Precision Pointing Platform
Dirk Vandepitte, Wim De Munter - KU Leuven

The STREEGO Multispectral Payload for Earth Observation on Small Satellites
Massimiliano Rossi, Giovanni Bianucci, Ruben Mazzoleni, Sebastiano Spinelli, Marco Terraneo, Fabio Zocchi - Media Lario S.r.l.

A Novel Scheme Cooperating with Cryptography to Enhance Security in Satellite Communications
Chieh-Fu Chang - National Space Organization, National Applied Research Laboratory; Wan-Hsin Hsieh - Industrial Technology Research Institute

Numerical and Experimental Study of Multi-Layer Insulation Parameters for Low Earth Orbit Spacecraft
Ahmed Farag - Egyptian Armed Forces

LinkStar-HD & -STX3, Third Generation Globalstar Radio Systems for Satellites in LEO - Architecture and Test Results
Andrew Santangelo - sci_Zone

In-Orbit Demonstration of Services: Unlocking the Potential of Small Satellites
Florian Deconinck, Graeme Taylor, Chris Brunskill - Satellite Applications Catapult

Tracking Polar Satellites in Fairbanks Alaska
Thomas Sielicki, Nettie LaBelle-Hamer, Scott Arko – University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Satellite Facility

Development of Simple Thermal Tool for CubeSats
Boris Yendler - YSPM, LLC; Clay Jayne - St. Louis University

Adding Big-Mission Cybersecurity to SmallSats
Jeff McTaggart - General Dynamics

Cyber in a World of Plenty: Secure High-Performance On-Orbit Processing
Kyle Ingols, Michael Zhivich, Jeff Brandon, Eric Koziel - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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Swifty Sessions

Swifty Session 1

Tuesday, August 8

9:45 -10:30 AM

Giving University Students a Low-Cost Way to Quickly Get Space Experience
Robert Twiggs, Matt Craft, Amin Djamshidpour - Twiggs Space Lab; Hank Voss - Near Space Launch; Dale Nash - Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority; Carlos Niederstrasser, Warren Frick - Orbital ATK; Bjarke Gotfredsen, Judi Sandrock – MEDO

Small Launch Vehicles - A 2017 State of the Industry Survey
Carlos Niederstrasser, Warren Frick - Orbital ATK Inc.

Design and Results from Flight Qualification of Accion Systems’ TILE Propulsion System for Small Satellites
David Tovani, Natalya Bailey, Jaime Ramirez - Accion Systems Inc

Crawl, Walk, Run! - From High-Altitude Balloon (HAB) to CubeSat
Angela Walters, Ryan Schrenk - Capitol Technology University

Overview of the Current State of Understanding of the EMDrive
Jonathan Card - Build an EM Drive, Inc.

Jigsaw: Software for Critical Event Deconfliction for Interplanetary NanoSat Missions
Matthew D'Ortenzio - NASA Ames Research Center

Spacecraft System Options for Best Data Rate
Barry Leonard - Naval Postgraduate School (Ret.)

The EGNS: A High Performance, Low-SWaP GPS Receiver for Critical Small Satellite Missions
Ryan Mitch, Aaron Rogers, William Devereux – Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory


Subsystem Development and Testing for a Spacecraft-Inspection CubeSat
Chris Lorenzen University of California, Davis; Josh Day University of California, Davis; Adriana Henriquez University of California, Davis; Holly Kim University of California, Davis; Stephen Robinson University of California, Davis

The Universe of Big Data - Signals, Sensors, and Metrics
Ronald Goedendorp NanoRacks LLC

Extreme Temperature Sun Sensors: How Low Can We Go (and How Often)
Johan Leijtens, Johan Uittenhout, Stefan Schmidt - Lens R&D; Torsten Vogel – European Space Agency

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Swifty Session 2

Wednesday, August 9

9:45 -10:30 AM

Satellite Image Quality Assessments
Jim Vrabel – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

SpaceWorks' 2017 Nano/Microsatellite Market Forecast
Bill Doncaster, Caleb Williams, Jordan Shulman, John Olds - Spaceworks

Cubesat Lidar Concepts for Ranging, Topology, Sample Capture, Surface and Atmospheric Science
Mark Storm, He Cao, Michael Albert - Fibertek

Low EMI Power Supply Design for Nanosatellites
Andrew Strain, Robin Sampson, Craig Clark – Clyde Space Ltd.

Pipeline2Space Daily Impulsive Spaceflights at Spaceport America, NM: A Ram Accelerator-Based Space Launch Program
Mark Russell -

Multi-Core Architectures on Power Consumption and Task Deadline
Deepak Shankar - Mirabilis Design

Nanosatellite Communication Constellation Testbed for Autonomous Algorithms to Enable Mission Performance Analysis and Demonstration
Peter Yoo, Cherry Wakayama, Alonzo Jenkins, Mohammad Alam - SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Carbon Dioxide Based Heated Gas Propulsion System for Nano-Satellites
Dan Lev, Jacob Herscovitz - Technion - Israel Institute of Technology


In-Flight Software Updates Through Low Bandwidth Radio Channel
Zaynulla Zhumaev, Anton Vlaskin, Igor Zharenov - SPUTNIX

ShockWave - Budget Friendly, Flight Proven, Launch Vibration Isolation
John Howat, Timothy Pargett, Joe Maly - Moog Inc.

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