• UT Austin PI: Brandon A. Jones
  • Funding Source: Universities Space Research Association (USRA), in conjunction with the U.S. Space Force (USSF) and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • Award: $350K
  • Award Date: 4/22 - 8/24

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) will develop an approach to Rapid Initial Orbit Determination (RIOD) that combines advanced methods of uncertainty propagation, space-object track initialization, and sensor tasking that is generalized to multiple sensing modalities. This capability will allow the USSF to rapidly react to newly detected space objects and protect its mission-critical assets. Read more