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System of Systems Control Interactions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-16-C-7606
Agency Tracking Number: B15C-002-0096
Amount: $99,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA15-T002
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-11-24
Small Business Information
25 Veridiay Way
Huntsville, AL 35803
United States
DUNS: 079434954
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Abdel-Moez Bayoumi
 (803) 777-1845
Business Contact
 Danny Parker, Ph.D,
Phone: (662) 259-0326
Research Institution
 University of South Carolina (Abdel-Moez E. Bayoum
 Dr. Abdel-Moez Bayoumi
300 Main Street \N
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

 (803) 777-1845
 Nonprofit College or University

In this research effort, GTD Unlimited will design tools for efficiently specifying, representing, and analyzing the interactions between control systems in System of Systems (SoS). Our approach will be to model the problem as an uncertain system and analyze the resulting models using control methods. Control methods can be related back to the standard Nyquist criterion for stability, ensuring the overall system stability. The central benefit of this approach is that the outputs passed back and forth between interconnected systems/simulations can be modeled as an uncertain system. The range of expected values for the parameters passed between the coupled systems can be specified along with ranges for possibly destabilizing intersystem gains, time-delays, and lags to any Hardware in the Loop (HwiL) systems. Control methods allow for the assessment of stability margins, performance margins, and conditions that will cause a system to destabilize. Approved for Public Release 16-MDA-8620 (1 April 16)

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