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Gateway Management through Adaptive, Autonomous, Fault Identification & Diagnosis and Reconfiguration/Replanning/Rescheduling Optimization

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC20C0640
Agency Tracking Number: 205249
Amount: $124,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T4
Solicitation Number: STTR_20_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-07-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-30
Small Business Information
1650 South Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402-2516
United States
DUNS: 608176715
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Stottler
 (650) 931-2714
 stottler@stottlerhenke.com
Business Contact
 Yan Yan Chan
Phone: (650) 931-2703
Email: yychan@stottlerhenke.com
Research Institution
 Montana State University
 
Office of Sponsored Programs, PO Box 172470
Bozeman, MT 59717-2470
United States

 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract

The lunar Gateway is a lunar space station that will orbit the Moon in a highly elliptical Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO). The Gateway is envisioned as a multi-purpose spacecraft serving as a temporary habitat for astronauts, a science laboratory (for crewed and un-crewed experiments), a communications store/relay, a holding area for other spacecraft and devices, etc. The Gateway requires autonomous system and operations management, including the ability to follow commands (from ground stations and astronauts), fault/degradation detection and diagnosis; warnings, recovery; preventative/precautionary measures; and more. The Gateway includes many subsystems such as the Electrical Power System (EPS) and Communications. The EPS underlies much of the PPE, the HAO, and the Gateway as a whole.nbsp;We propose Gateway-MAESTRO (GatewayManagement throughnbsp;AdaptivE, autonomous, faulTidentification amp; diagnosis,nbsp;Reconfiguration/replanning/reschedulingOptimization) to manage the Gateway system and operations.nbsp;During normal operations, Gateway-MAESTRO monitors onboard sensor values in order to: automatically characterize Gateway components and to be prepared to detect failures; based on that characterization, automatically predict resource availability over time; and automatically schedule the actions (i.e., determine what activities will occur and when (along with the modes of the associated equipment)). During a failure scenario, Gateway-MAESTRO would first detect the problem; immediately safe the spacecraft to minimize damage; diagnose the problem and determine the root cause; determine potential feasible courses of action (COAs) given the failed components or set of possible failed components; determine the impact and ramifications of each COA; select the most appropriate COA; generate the detailed schedule/sequence of actions to implement the COA; and finally adaptively execute the required actions.

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