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A Flexible Fault Management Architecture for Cluster Flight

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Emergent Space Technologies, Inc.
MD Suite 303 Greenbelt, MD 20770-1405
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: A Flexible Fault Management Architecture for Cluster Flight
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CA45P
Award Amount: $124,997.00


Emergent Space Technologies proposes to develop a flexible, service-oriented Fault Management (FM) architecture for cluster fight missions. This FM architecture will include algorithms to be run on each cluster module for fault detection, isolation, and recovery, software to be used at a ground station to direct recovery actions, and protocols for communication of fault information between cluster modules and between modules and the ground station. Individual components of the architecture will be designed so that they do not work together directly, but interact through predetermined interfaces. This will allow for flexibility, scalability and robustness. During Phase 1 of the proposed research, the focus of the research will be a fault detection and isolation system to be incorporated into the FM architecture.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Ruschmann
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

David Gaylor
Business Official
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Emergent Space Technologies, Inc.
MD Greenbelt, MD 20770-1405

EIN/Tax ID: 200264426
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No