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Operation-Aware ISHM for Environmental Control and Life Support in Deep Space Habitants

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC18C0076
Agency Tracking Number: 174945
Amount: $754,858.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H6
Solicitation Number: SBIR_17_P2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-17
Small Business Information
2839 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 1160
Atlanta, GA 30339-5770
United States
DUNS: 961914884
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Ash Thakker
 (770) 803-3001
Business Contact
 Ash Thakker
Phone: (770) 803-3001
Research Institution

A life support systems’ reliability and survivability are critical to NASA especially in long-term space exploration missions. The Health Management of life support systems consists of several components among which power, water recovery, and biomass processing systems etc. which are of primary importance. Due to the crew’s critical dependence on such a complex system, the health management of life support systems becomes crucial to NASA’s mission success rates. In Phase I, we focus on the WRS system for proof-of-concept of ACM system. In Phase II, the work will be expanded to full scale LSS, including WRS, oxygen, food generation, waste processing, air revitalization, biomass production, etc. This will yield a system model which involves mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, chemical and biological components. We will also leverage existing models, such as BioSim, HabNet, V-HAB . With the LSS model, we will fully mature and develop the ACM system, which integrates data driven modeling, sensor/component failure isolation, hierarchical ACM system, and dynamic case-based reasoning. 

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