Automated Contingency Management for Advanced Propulsion Systems

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,815.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNA05AC53C
Award Id:
72055
Agency Tracking Number:
030046
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
125 Tech Park Drive, Rochester, NY, 14623
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073955507
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Kacprzynski
() -
greg.kacprzynski@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
Carol Marquardt
Business Official
(585) 424-1990
carol.marquardt@impact-tek.com
Research Institution:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Ronald Hart
505 Tenth Street
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 385-6697
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Automated Contingency Management (ACM), or the ability to confidently and autonomously adapt to fault conditions with the goal of still achieving mission objectives, can be considered the ultimate technological goal of a health management system. In an innovative Phase I STTR program, Impact Technologies and Georgia Institute of Technology developed a prototype Test Bench software for developing and validating ACM systems. With the Phase II support of Boeing/Rocketdyne, the primary goal of this project is to further develop and demonstrate a design and development tool for ACM technologies called the Propulsion ACM Test Bench, and to develop specific ACM solutions within this environment for Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME). The commercial-grade software to be delivered at the conclusion of Phase II will utilize technologies based on open-systems, modular software architectures suitable for 3rd party system integration. Two such modules of note for the Test Bench include an Integration Toolkit for Livingstone2TM as a Reasoner and a Validation and Verification Toolkit for health management algorithms and the ACM system design. This technology is expected to provide immediate benefit to the SSME program and a comprehensive, SSME software demonstration is planned at the conclusion of the 2 year effort.

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