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Intelligent Control For Autonomous Remote Spacecraft

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51610
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASASTTR-01-16
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Accurate Automation Corporation
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Intelligent Control For Autonomous Remote Spacecraft
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

We will apply the latest knowledge in learning control, adaptive control, and optimal control to develop a modular, state-of-the-art, adaptive, nonlinear, guidance, navigation, and control package for remote spacecraft. The system will incorporate planning and decision making modules to give the remote spacecraft on-line goal directed self-reliant behavior with a high degree of autonomy. At the highest level, an expert system based Goal Executive will monitor the spacecraft's environment and switch and/or adapt the performance indices of an adaptive critic based guidance system, and an evolutionary algorithm based navigation system. This will, in effect, change the near-term behavior of the remote spacecraft by changing what it considers optimal. The navigation system will specify optimal way-points for achieving the specified mission goals. The guidance module will generate an optimal trajectory between the way-points and the control module will ensure robust and accurate trajectory tracking. The controller will be based on an improved version of an nth order multi-variate Neural Adaptive Controller (NACTM) developed at AAC. ~000118 ~

Principal Investigator:

Dr. James C. Neidhoefer
4238944646

Business Contact:

Robert Pap
President
4238944646
rmpap@accurate-automation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Accurate Automation Corporation
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN 37421

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Alabama
P.O. Box 870104,G60 Rose Admin.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Contact: Dr. Robert L. Wells
Contact Phone: (205) 348-8878
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university