Poulos Air & Space (PA&S) was formed early in 2010 as a veteran owned small business to provide engineering, management and acquisition support for critical national Operationally Responsive Space (ORS), hypersonic and space control programs, in addition to commercial space colonization and space solar power activities. Since forming PA&S, we have been heavily engaged in developing concepts and technologies for the maneuverable hypersonic vehicles and highly operable and reusable launch vehicles.
In addition, we have begun to work with several companies currently engaged in concept and technology development for other ORS, hypersonic, responsive launch and space control programs. In response to the growing international concern about orbital debris, we have developed a PA&S proprietary concept for Orbital Debris removal called “Pneumatic Impingement Stabilization of Unstable Space Debris”. PA&S has a vision of the future where critical national security space, human space exploration and new, clean energy sources are enabled by safe, reliable, and responsive access to space. We are dedicated to supporting our Air Force, NASA, DARPA and commercial customers in pursuit of these goals.
Poulos Air & Space was formed to provide Strategic Program Development, Proposal Management, and Program Management services for small and medium sized businesses interested in penetrating the DoD, Civil and Commercial Space markets. Strategically located near the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS); we are intimately familiar with Air Force, NASA, the various Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) across the nation, the large and mid-sized prime contractors, and the national Federally Funded Research and Develop Centers (FFRDCs) and University Affiliated Research Centers UARCs service the National Security Space, NASA, and commercial space markets.
PA&S is a Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is registered in the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS), Central Contractor Registry (CCR), Commercial And Government Entity Code (CAGE Code), and System for Award Management (SAMS) systems.
PA&S staff brings years of experience on programs such as the DARPA XS-1 Spaceplance program, NASA Fresh Look Space Solar Power Study and Project Constellation contracts; DARPA’s FALCON and Rapid Eye programs; the Air Force’s RAS-T, HLV S&A and FAST programs; all of it tempered by years of operational experience in combat air operations and managing critical national security space systems.
Dennis Poulos has over forty years experience in military air operations, National Security Space, and Civil Space programs. Since Retiring from the Navy, he has worked with both small aerospace firms and large aerospace prime contractors, with a primary focus on the development advanced concepts and programs.
Dennis worked at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems from 2003 to 2010 in Advanced Concepts as the Director, MilSpace Programs, where he was responsible for military space business development and program management. He captured, and managed, the Air Force Future Access to Space Technology (FAST), Reusable Access to Space Technology (RAS-T), Hybrid Launch Vehicle Studies and Analysis (HLVS&A), and the DARPA Force Application and Launch from CONUS (FALCON) contracts. His team captured technology development programs including the Adaptive Guidance Navigation and Control for Reusable Launch Vehicle (Ascent), Integrated Flight Control Actuator Health Management, Advanced Development of Integrated Warm Structure, Full Envelope Adaptive Guidance Navigation and Control for Reusable Launch Vehicles, and Rapid Mission Planning technology development contracts.
Dennis served in both the US Marine Corps and US Navy as a combat pilot where he accumulated more than 3,500 flight hours in the F-14, F-5, A-4 and A-6, as well as several other fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Dennis was an Adversary Instructor Pilot, graduate of TopGun, and served several tours as an Air Combat Instructor.
Dennis earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in the Space Systems Engineering curriculum at the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, in 1986. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, in 1975.