Denver, Colorado. October 01, 2014 – Red Canyon Engineering & Software was recently awarded a competitive two-year NASA contract for their innovative work on the Integrated Scheduler-Planner And Reactive Executive (I-SPAREX) autonomous software system.
The purpose of this Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award is to assist small, technological-based businesses to explore and develop “new technology to bear on the problems NASA tackles,” according to Michael Gazarik, associate administrator for space technology at NASA. “We see the benefits of small businesses and their SBIR-funded technology working for us every day.”
Red Canyon has been selected for numerous other awards and recognitions in the last ten months, including a Civil Space IDIQ contract with Lockheed Martin, a KLXS-II contract at the Kennedy Space Center, a Science and Business IT Services IDIQ contract with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and an Advanced Industries Association grant.
According to CEO and co-founder, Barry Hamilton, “The additional R&D state funding will enable Red Canyon to research how to apply the applications of I-SPAREX to local advanced industries like robotic manufacturing, UAS, and autonomous remote monitoring of gas and oil wells.”
Hamilton added, “Red Canyon’s passion, persistence, and dedication to help humankind reach the stars has not only resulted in contract awards and doubling our employee count, but has also brought additional high-paying jobs to Colorado. We are incredibly fortunate to do what we do and contribute to Colorado’s high-tech economy!”