CUBRC, a Buffalo-based scientific research, development and testing organization, will conduct research for the government on how to better track objects in space under a new $9.7 million contract with an Air Force laboratory.
The contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y., calls for CUBRC's Data Science and Information Fusion Group to develop new software and techniques – and use data from nontraditional sources – to help scientists identify, describe, follow and even meet up with objects or debris in space. In turn, that will help CUBRC expand and strengthen the capabilities it has developed over the past decade of previous work with the lab.
The work will be performed in both Buffalo and Rome over the next four years.
“This contract presents a great new opportunity for us to further our mission to create technological and economic growth in Western and Central New York," said Michael D. Moskal, CUBRC’s chief information officer and senior vice president for information exploitation.