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Adaptive Trajectory Reshaping and Control System for RLVs (ATRC)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67814
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-247-2299
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Adaptive Trajectory Reshaping and Control System for RLVs (ATRC)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-3505
Award Amount: $749,837.00
 

Abstract:

The ultimate goal of the proposed Adaptive Trajectory Reshaping and Control (ATRC) project is to develop an online response technology that allows autonomous RLVs to avoid catastrophic failure when subjected to performance restricting damages and failures. The main focus in Phase-II is to develop and demonstrate a response system that continuously reshapes and optimizes the reference trajectory and satisfies the terminal constraints subject to feasibility. Our approach ensures rigorous feasible immediate segment of the trajectory and optimal overall feasible trajectory with respect to the latest knowledge of the vehicle characteristics. The knowledge of effects of a failure at future flight is required to design feasible reshaped trajectories. Our approach uses regularization of the ill-posed learning problem by using fusion of existing knowledge and geometric characteristics to reduce the uncertainties of future flight conditions. Another major outcome of this effort is the algorithm for a real time on-line trajectory generation application considering that the effort involves the solution of two-point boundary value problem for a non-flat (under-actuated) non-linear differential equation of motion. Our approach solves a set of algebraic equations, yet strictly satisfying the non-linear differential equations of a non-flat system.

Principal Investigator:

Ajay Verma
Researcher
9792605274
averma@kbsi.com

Business Contact:

Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manag
9792605274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840

EIN/Tax ID: 742505334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No