Air Force to host Space Autonomy TIM

On September 6, the Interagency Space Science and Technology Partnership forum announced an upcoming space autonomy technical interchange meeting. Responses are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 16 for the October 8-9 event.

The Interagency Space Science and Technology Partnership Forum (S&T Partnership) is an informal body for the purpose of coordinating science and technology issues across the space agencies of the United States Government in order to more efficiently and effectively manage science and technology resources. The goal of the S&T Partnership is to leverage synergies and influence portfolios across space agencies in areas deemed pervasive and ready for collaboration. The principal partners of the S&T Partnership are the United States Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Reconnaissance Office. This event is open to U.S. citizens, U.S.-owned companies, U.S. Institutions, and U.S. investors with a special focus on companies and academia working in Trusted Autonomy with potential applications for Space and federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs).

When: October 8-9, 2019, 8:00am-5:00 PM.  *Limited seating.  Participants will be notified.  See instructions below.

Where: NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

Why: The S&T Partnership seeks to identify opportunities for development and demonstration of Trusted Autonomy capabilities for Space Systems that provide mutual benefit to future government and commercial operational space missions by leveraging developments across government, industry, and academia.

The objectives of the S&T Partnership collaboration within the topic area of Trusted Autonomy of Space Systems are:

Objective 1. Identify the activities and expertise among the agencies, industry, and academia to understand how efforts can be leveraged for future collaboration.

Objective 2. Identify less developed areas of Trusted Autonomy and determine how collaborations and partnerships with industry and academia could be leveraged to address these areas.

Objective 3. Identify collaboration opportunities for joint technology development projects among the agencies, industry, and academia.

The purpose of this Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) is to understand the current state of commercial and academic activity in Trusted Autonomy related systems, capability developments, and applications and how they may fit within the Trusted Autonomy needs of any of the partners. The S&T Partnership is interested in Trusted Autonomy related capabilities and applications that are either currently available or under development, and system developments that can be used to perform or demonstrate Trusted Autonomy.

 The TIM is designed to collect data to satisfy objectives 1 and 2. Post TIM analysis will focus on satisfying objective 3. Therefore, TIM participants can expect to engage in mutual discovery and learning, to interact with leading Trusted Autonomy companies and academia, to learn about government Space Trusted Autonomy needs, and to inform future government developments and capabilities. All information obtained through this TIM will be used to help formulation of S&T Partnership recommendations for collaboration and strategies for future development of Space Trusted Autonomy capabilities.

Full information is available here.

Source: FedBizOpps