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Integrating Prognostics in Automated Contingency Management Strategies for…

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2008 / STTR
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Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Integrating Prognostics in Automated Contingency Management Strategies for Advanced Aircraft Controls
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CD31P
Award Amount: $99,610.00


Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies to integrate prognostics into Automated Contingency Management (ACM) for advanced aircraft controls. Without consideration of prognostic information, the traditional reactive fault tolerant control approaches may fail to provide optimal fault mitigation/accommodation strategies over a longer period of time. The project team will create a platform level simulation environment that demonstrates the fault propagation from the component level, using electromechanical flight actuators (EMAs) as a testbench problem, to the high level flight envelope and mission objectives. The proposed ACM system accepts input from discrete diagnostics, grayscale diagnostics and prognostic modules and will be split into a real-time reactive component and a "planning" component that considers temporal parameters and the potential impact of being proactive with mitigating action. Specifically, innovative prognostics enhanced stochastic programming and receding horizon control techniques are proposed for high and low level ACM controllers respectively. A subset of core algorithms will be implemented on embedded systems and used in hardware-in-the-loop demonstrations to justify a Technology Readiness Level of 4.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory J. Kacprzynski
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Carol E. Marquardt
Business Official
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Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Suite 300 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
Industry Contracting Office, 505 Tenth Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318 5775
Contact Phone: (404) 894-6929
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization