DAYTON, Ohio, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tangram Flex, Inc announces that it has been selected by SpaceWERX for a Phase I STTR of $250,000 to investigate how its Tangram Pro™ product could enable In-Space Service Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM) capabilities required by the Department of the Air Force (DAF) and the United States Space Force (USSF) as part of the Orbital Prime program are examined.
Under that effort, Tangram Flex and the University of Southern California The Information Sciences Institute (ISI) is working together to ensure the US Space Force and commercial companies can quickly, securely, and with confidence update in-orbit software components so the system works as intended and is cyber-secure.
“Secure and fully functional software upgrades are critical to the success of on-orbit systems and national security,” he says Brad Ginter, program manager at Tangram Flex. “Our team is uniquely positioned to support the US Space Force in this initiative and looks forward to contributing to their mission.”
Orbital Prime was created to accelerate the commercial ISAM market toward an Active Debris Remediation use case. The Air Force Research Laboratory and SpaceWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience with a faster proposal to allocate deadlines and changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities for small businesses and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continuously implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the SBIR/STTR program “The Open Topic” in 2018, expanding the range of DAF-funded innovations now ongoing August 25, 2022 Tangram Flex will continue its journey to create and deliver innovative capabilities that strengthen national defenses the United States of America.
About Tangram Flex
Tangram Flex is a product-driven software company providing customized service and expertise in system modernization, integration, security and autonomy. We believe every mission deserves access to innovation. We deliver software research, prototypes, services and products that enable rapid integration with confidence.
Tangram Flex has experience with DoD, Fortune 50 companies and innovative software startups. We strive to walk alongside our customers to keep up with technological changes. For press inquiries please contact Liz Grauel: [email protected]
University of Southern California Institute for Information Sciences
part of from the University of Southern California The Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI, is a pioneer in research and development across an extraordinarily wide range of advanced information processing, computing and communications technologies. Our broad expertise includes artificial intelligence, computer systems and technology, emerging technologies, informatics systems research and networks and cybersecurity. ISI bridges multiple technology disciplines through academic and industrial expertise and continues to shape the technologies of tomorrow. Learn more at https://www.isi.edu/.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force and the United States Space Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development and integration of affordable combat technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. With more than 11,000 employees in nine technology areas and 40 additional operations around the world, AFRL offers a diverse portfolio of science and technology, ranging from basic research to advanced research and technological development. For more information, visit: www.afresearchlab.com.
SpaceWERX is the space component of AFWERX (an Air Force Research Laboratory program office) that connects innovators from government, industry and academia. By innovating and collaborating with the best subject matter experts in our country, and harnessing the ingenuity of in-house talent by expanding technology, talent and transition partnerships for fast and affordable commercial and military capabilities. For more information, visit: https://www.spacewerx.us/.
About SpaceWERX Orbital Prime
SpaceWERX Orbital Prime utilizes a diverse industry partnership engagement strategy to identify emerging space technology sectors that, if “prepared,” could advance U.S. national security and economic prosperity. Prime’s commitment is not limited to government investment, but also allows SpaceWERX to address key policy concerns and offer testbeds and platforms to expand capabilities. Orbital Prime, Space Prime’s first attempt, will invigorate the in-space maintenance, assembly and manufacturing (ISAM) market by using Active Debris Remediation (ADR) as a use case for the enabling technologies. Learn more at https://spacewerx.us/space-prime/.
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