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Automated Contingency Management for Advanced Propulsion Systems

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Automated Contingency Management for Advanced Propulsion Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNA05AC53C
Award Amount: $599,815.00


Automated Contingency Management (ACM), or the ability to confidently and autonomously adapt to fault conditions with the goal of still achieving mission objectives, can be considered the ultimate technological goal of a health management system. In an innovative Phase I STTR program, Impact Technologies and Georgia Institute of Technology developed a prototype Test Bench software for developing and validating ACM systems. With the Phase II support of Boeing/Rocketdyne, the primary goal of this project is to further develop and demonstrate a design and development tool for ACM technologies called the Propulsion ACM Test Bench, and to develop specific ACM solutions within this environment for Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME). The commercial-grade software to be delivered at the conclusion of Phase II will utilize technologies based on open-systems, modular software architectures suitable for 3rd party system integration. Two such modules of note for the Test Bench include an Integration Toolkit for Livingstone2TM as a Reasoner and a Validation and Verification Toolkit for health management algorithms and the ACM system design. This technology is expected to provide immediate benefit to the SSME program and a comprehensive, SSME software demonstration is planned at the conclusion of the 2 year effort.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory J. Kacprzynski

Business Contact:

Carol E. Marquardt
Business Official
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Impact Technologies, LLC
125 Tech Park Drive Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161567136
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
505 Tenth Street
Atlanta, GA 30332
Contact: Ronald Hart
Contact Phone: (404) 385-6697
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization