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Enhancing NASA's Procedure Representation Language to Support Planning…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87952
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
074848
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Traclabs, Inc.
100 Northeast Loop 410 Suite 520 San Antonio, TX 78216-6363
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Enhancing NASA's Procedure Representation Language to Support Planning Operations
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CB02P
Award Amount: $99,908.00
 

Abstract:

Automation and autonomy are key elements in realizing the vision for space exploration. The NASA Exploration Technology Development Program (ETDP) has been developing a procedure representation language (PRL) that both captures the form of traditional procedures and allows for automatic translation into code that can be executed by NASA-developed autonomous executives. However, PRL is in a relative infancy with regard to supporting many of the autonomous software components being developed by NASA, specifically automated planners and schedulers. In this proposal we will design and test additional representations to PRL for resources, inter-procedure constraints and subprocedures so that automated planners can take better advantage of the PRL-generated procedures. The work plan includes developing scenarios and use cases, developing requirements for planning -- both manual and automated -- from the scenarios, developing XML tags for the PRL changes, testing the PRL enhancements in the use cases with robotic and life support simulations, and translating the changes into planning languages with proven semantics.

Principal Investigator:

Russell Bonasso
Principal Investigator
2814617884
r.p.bonasso@nasa.gov

Business Contact:

Jonathan C. Fast
President
2108222310
jfast@traclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Traclabs, Inc.
100 N.E. Loop 410, Suite 520 San Antonio, TX 78216

EIN/Tax ID: 202601412
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No