ThinkTank Maths secures funding for SST Project
ThinkTank Maths Limited (TTM) has secured R&D financing from Scotland’s economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise, for the development of enhanced space surveillance and tracking (SST) services.
The overcrowding of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is a rapidly growing problem due to the proliferation of satellites endangering vital economic and societal activities. To achieve economic continuity and security along with lower insurance costs, the position uncertainty of space-objects in LEO have to be reduced. Enhanced orbital trajectory prediction and object collision risk reduction will help safeguard both commercial and military assets and operations.
TTM aims to accomplish this through novel abductive inference methods to fuse complex heterogenous data sets. This capability will reduce satellite fuel burn from unnecessary avoidance manoeuvres extending the operational life of spacecraft. Generating less space debris and less CO2 pollution will promote safe and sustainable development of LEO.
The overall technical objective of the R&D program is to develop an advanced SST digital solution with a novel mathematical framework and algorithms. These will go beyond the current use of Gaussian distribution to deal with current uncertainty in LEO. Our software will automatically collect data from a variety of sources to give enhanced position accuracy for space objects. Through TTM’s augmented intelligence system (TRA™) we will provide decision intelligence at the speed of relevance to satellite operators.
TTM has been working in stealth mode for 4 years with Dr Moriba Jah, Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, and Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Privateer Space. Dr Jah is a globally recognised subject matter expert, space environmentalist and astrodynamicist.
The project will also consolidate TTM’s relationship with SaxaVord Spaceport within the SaxaVord Space Domain Awareness Consortium. TTM plans to develop safe and accurate orbital insertion services for SaxaVord launcher clients.
The project is directly aligned with Scottish Enterprise’s “Scotland in Space” ambitions and will institute competitive Scottish/UK SST monitoring and alert services.
We are exited to announce ThinkTank Maths Norge AS. Our new daughter company based in Stavanger, Norway
We are pleased to have Grethe Moen and Gunnar Espeland join us as our Non-Executive Directors. Both Grethe and Gunnar bring to our Board their strategic experience and insight as we make plans to work with Norwegian industry, academia and Government to create vital new technology and sovereign capabilities particularly in the New Space and the Energy Transition sectors. https://w2.brreg.no/enhet/sok/detalj.jsp?orgnr=827055832
Ms. Moen has close to 40 years of experience in leadership positions within the oil, gas and energy industry, including 25 years (1982-2007) with Equinor (Statoil) and four years (2007-2011) with Shell Europe. From 2013 to 2021, she served as CEO of Petoro AS, the Norwegian State-owned oil company managing the State Direct Financial Interest in Joint Ventures (SDFI/SDØE), and previously as Vice President of Petoro from 2011 to 2013. Since 2021, Ms. Moen is the owner and CEO at VITE Energy AS. In 1999, she served as Chairman of the Board in Navion AS and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of NEO Energy (UK) (since 2020), TGS AS (since 2021) and OKEA AS (since 2021), as well as of several Technology Start-Ups.
Mr. Espeland is partner/lawyer and head of Simonsen Vogt Wiig law firm Stavanger-office and is specialized within commercial law, project development, joint ventures and corporate law/corporate governance. His experience includes close to 20 years practice within the oil and gas industry, and his practice includes assistance to start-up companies within technology development and energy transition. Mr. Espeland holds various board of director positions.
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In my exploration of wicked problems requiring the creation of solutions that are allergic to viral prejudice used by most as a flawed way to remove the inherent uncertainties, the universe led me to the intellectual tavern called Think Tank Maths for a much needed drink.Moriba Kemessia Jah
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