Research is very important to us. Here are some ways in which our engineers are pushing the bounds of knowledge.


Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program

The SBIR program provides opportunities for small business to propose, develop and demonstrate innovative technologies needed by NASA mission programs. Odyssey is proud to have been recognized for their innovative ideas with the award of several SBIR contracts.

Past SBIR awards include:

  • Automated Rendezvous and Docking Infrastructure to Support Commercial Space Development
  • Fusion of Inertial Navigation and Imagery Data
  • Wiki-Based Data and Information Integration (WikiDI2) System
  • Evolution of the ‘Trick’ Dynamic Software Executive and Model Libraries for Reusable Flight Software
  • Flexible Particle Filter Navigation System for Analysis and Operations
  • Dynamic State-Based FM Design and Analysis Tool


SpaceLab for iOS

SpaceLab_iPhone4Odyssey developed an experimental iPhone® app named SpaceLab for iOS, which was used for space-based research aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The SpaceLab for iOS app flew to the ISS on two iPhone® 4’s aboard the orbiter Atlantis on the space shuttle fleet’s historic final mission, STS-135. Once reaching orbit, the iPhone®‘s remained onboard several months while the ISS crew conducted a series of experiments. When the experiments were completed, the iPhone®‘s containing the gathered data returned to Earth via a Russian Soyuz flight.

Concurrent with the launch of STS-135, Odyssey also released the SpaceLab for iOS experimental app on the Apple App Store℠ so that “terrestrial” consumers can enjoy the same experiments performed onboard the ISS. Once the data from the ISS experiments have been processed, Odyssey also plans to make it available through the app as a free upgrade to all users.

For a more in-depth look at the SpaceLab for iOS app and experiments, go to the project site here: SpaceLab for iOS

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