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NEWS | April 1, 2022

NRL to feature key programs, innovative technologies at National Space Symposium

By Paul Cage, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Corporate Communications

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will showcase cutting-edge space-related programs and technologies and highlight ways to share ideas or capabilities with NRL, during the 37th Space Symposium in exhibit booth #625 at the at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and virtually through the Virtual Experience platform April 4-7, 2022.

The annual event will reconvene all sectors of the space ecosystem to inform, update and connect international space agencies, commercial space businesses, military, national security and intelligence organizations, federal and state government agencies, private space travel providers, space entrepreneurs, and more. More than 15 heads of space agencies are expected to speak, with over 10,000 attendees expected from more than 25 countries.

More information on panels with NRL speakers:

What: Panel discussion – Combining Science and Technology: A Service Labs Discussion, moderated by Andrew Williams, Ph.D., deputy technology executive officer for Space Science and Technology, that focuses on accomplishments in science and technology, opportunities for collaboration among the service labs and future plans for protecting our nation’s vital interests in space.
 
Time: 8:45 a.m. MST (10:45 a.m. EST), April 7
Location: International Center
 
Panelists:
  • Bruce Danly, Ph.D.; Director of Research, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Capt. Daniel Keane, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center
 
NRL Programs
Other NRL
Space Science Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology, Space System Development programs and technologies scheduled to be highlighted include Hypersonics/SMASH, Radiant Sprinter MONGOOSE (RSMG), and the Variable Voltage Ion Protection Experiment (VVIPR).

Other technologies scheduled to be highlighted include:
  • CCOR – CCOR is a space borne solar imaging sensor that continuously searches for massive, large scale, and fast moving concentrations of Earth-directed solar plasma. Analysis of CCOR image plasma concentration content is used predict geomagnetic storm severity and onset times.
  • OCEAN – Orbit/Covariance Estimation and ANalysis (OCEAN) is a state-of-the-art orbit determination, ephemeris propagation, and timing calibration software suite. OCEAN applies high fidelity models and advanced estimation techniques to provide precise and accurate satellite ephemeris, orbit predictions, and covariance products throughout the mission lifetime.
  • LARADO – Light-sheet Anomaly Resolution and Debris Observation, and it’s a space-based design concept for using satellite and laser technology to detect orbital debris in sizes that currently are not detectable from the ground.
  • CIRCE – CIRCE comprises twin 6U CubeSats flying at 600 km (372 miles) in a lead/trail formation 300-500 km (186-310 miles) apart in the same orbit plane to measure Earth’s ionosphere and particle radiation environment. The payload includes five low size, weight, and power insitu and remote space environment sensors from the Department of the Navy (US) and Ministry of Defense (UK).
  • RAMS – The Ram Angle and Magnetic Field Sensor (RAMS) is a PicoSat- compatible attitude sensor based on sensing the ram direction. RAMS uses a small magnetometer combined with a quad-collector geometry with incidence axis aligned to a rigid satellite reference to obtain the centroid of the neutral and ion flux distributions with respect to the satellite velocity.
  • ROOSTERProteus’ data aggregator, is the first stage of data processing within Proteus that runs in the FedRamp certified AWS GovCloud. All components are virtualized and adapted to AWS. ROOSTER takes in unclassified maritime data from multiple land, air and space based sensor systems, open source, and other miscellaneous sources, and then parses, validates, de-duplicates, and normalizes all unclassified incoming information from diverse sources, protocols, and formats into a single, standard XML format.


About the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

NRL is a scientific and engineering command dedicated to research that drives innovative advances for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps from the seafloor to space and in the information domain. NRL is located in Washington, D.C. with major field sites in Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Key West, Florida; Monterey, California, and employs approximately 3,000 civilian scientists, engineers and support personnel.
 
For more information, contact NRL Corporate Communications at (202) 480-3746 or
nrlpao@nrl.navy.mil

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