DPA Title III Next Generation Star Tracker System Project


The DPA Title III objective of the Phase 1 effort is the development and production of an affordable and reliable modular, Next Generation Star Tracker Systems (NGSTS) that uses advanced domestically-produced Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) detectors, with a capability that is equal to, or better than the specifications of DPA Title III Advanced CMOS Capability Project (see the STELLAR spec). For this purpose, the US Government (USG) considers a modular NGSTS to be capable of meeting a range of capabilities (i.e., environments, sensitivities, update rates, etc.), for a range of space-borne Medium-Accuracy Star Trackers (MAST: 1-20 arcsec), with the potential to also meet High-Accuracy Star Trackers (HAST: <1 arcsec) specifications, for both commercial and USG space applications, all from a single basic system design. A MAST designed to target a majority of the global technical requirements with a common architecture and/or footprint, is considered to be the baseline for the modular NGSTS design. Customization of electronics, software, optics, detectors, structure, etc. from baseline design will be required to meet specific program requirements.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/30/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Department of the Air Force, Research Lab
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Laura Ortiz
Agreements Negotiator
Phone 937-713-9899
E-mail Address
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