StarGate, IAI’s Range-Scheduling Tool, Helps Space Wings Save Time and Money

StarGate uses a distributed agent-based application to quickly produce highly scalable and flexible scheduling systems. It uses a dynamic scheduling approach by applying continuous adjustments to the schedule as the environment changes. Each resource, operation, and user is represented by an agent that participates in the scheduling process. IAI’s innovative “least disturbance scheduling” method adjusts an existing schedule to support new or modified operations/resources, while avoiding negative impacts on operations already scheduled. This technique is particularly suitable for continuous operation systems such as the space environment.

IAI developed StarGate over the past 15 years with initial funding from the Air Force SBIR program (Phase I, Phase II, and Phase II+) and more recently with funding from the 45th Space Wing (Patrick Air Force Base) and 30th Space Wing (Vandenberg Air Force Base) to operationalize the system.

“StarGate’s operational success is a historic milestone for IAI and we are proud to support the U.S. Air Force in its efforts improve launch missions,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors.