This research program sponsors basic research in space situational awareness, space object tracking and identification, and novel space vehicle technology. Covering a broad range of fundamental science and technology problems, the space technology portfolio focuses on the following multi-disciplinary sub-areas: 1) Remote Sensing and Imaging, including detection, tracking, identification, and object characterization methodologies, adaptive/multi-modal sensing, multi-object tracking and estimation, multi-sensor data fusion techniques, and real-time signal processing; 2) Astrodynamics, including orbit determination/prediction methodologies, orbit evolution uncertainty quantification, and spacecraft-environment coupled nonlinear dynamics modeling techniques; 3) Vehicle Technologies, including such topics as novel mission concepts and non-traditional spacecraft configurations, high-precision sensor/actuator techniques, nanoelectronics fundamentals, electric propulsion fundamentals, and advanced attitude determination and control techniques; 4) Space Robotics and Autonomy, including autonomous guidance & control algorithms, path planning/trajectory optimization, and novel multi-agent distributed coordination methodologies; and 5) Responsive Space, including reconfigurable sensors and modular/adaptive architecture methodologies. Overall, it is through international discovery, engagement, and building relationships that this program aims to make substantial contributions to the scientific community while providing revolutionary ideas and transformational solutions that will ultimately lead to new space capabilities and enhanced autonomous systems in the timeframe of 5 to 20 years. Further information about this program can be found by contacting the EOARD Program Officer, Dr. Kent Miller, at email@example.com.
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Program OfficerDr. Kent Millereoard.firstname.lastname@example.org
About EOARDEstablished in 1952, the mission of the European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (office symbol: AFRL/AFOSR/IOE) is to discover, shape, and champion fundamental research of profound scientific impact and Air Force relevance. Located in London, our area of engagement includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and former Soviet states. EOARD provides direct financial support (and support on behalf of other AF and DoD funding agencies) for innovative international science, primarily through research grants. In addition, we support technical exchanges and visiting scientists to foster collaborations between leading researchers and the Air Force research community. (Contact a Program Officer or email@example.com.)