Cognitive Space wins a $1.2 million contract from U.S. Air Force

Cognitive Space is an AI-driven solution for near real-time dynamic mission management, collection planning & optimization, and revenue/performance capacity forecasting. It recently announced it won a $1.2 million contract extension to continue development of the company’s satellite tasking software for the Air Force Laboratory.

The contract is a Small Business Innovation Research agreement, known as TACFI or Tactical Funding Increase. The company’s Cognitive Inference Tasking (CNTIENT) software tool can be used to prototype a hybrid architecture of government and commercial remote-sensing satellites for the U.S. Air Force.

In 2020, Cognitive Space won a $1.5 million SBIR Phase 2 contract for the AI-driven software. This $1.2 million contract includes both government and private funding, and it will extend the work for at least two more years.

This machine learning-based helps U.S. Air Force to automate the control system of the satellites. SDA plans to have a low-latency data transport with tactical data links to track advanced missile threats, both land, and marine targets. Cognitive Space is partnering with the Southwest Research Institute for this contract.