Dynamic Decision Support (D2S) for Real-Time Assessment of System Health and Fault Contingency Planning

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0073
Agency Tracking Number: N052-104-0419
Amount: $79,854.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-104
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
200 Canal View Boulevard, Rochester, NY, 14623
DUNS: 073955507
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Roemer
 Director of Engineering
 (585) 424-1990
Business Contact
 Mark Redding
Title: President
Phone: (585) 424-1990
Email: mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Honeywell Engines and Systems, propose to develop an innovative Dynamic Decision Support (D2S) concept for critical aircraft systems using simulation-based fault classifiers and adaptive contingency management techniques, which will be implemented through a real-time software agent architecture. The significant technology advancement proposed herein is based on using dynamic model simulations in a real-time computing environment to not only diagnose faults, but also to determine "on the fly" how accommodate for them. Current on-board technologies have to map fault conditions to an associated set of pre-determined contingency plans, which can not possibly account for the entire set of fault scenarios that can occur in flight. Hence, the innovations of this project include: 1) Development and demonstration of an agent-based software architecture that is capable of executing simulation models of critical aircraft systems with an adaptive flight control component that performs fault contingency management in real-time; 2) Develop simulation-based fault classification algorithms for the Honeywell Power Thermal Management System (PTMS) with real-time functionality in all system operating modes; 3) Develop contingency management algorithms using dynamic performance assessment calculations and flight control command generation under faulty aircraft system dynamics constraints; and 4) Develop a Simulink-based demonstration of the dynamic contingency management and fault-adaptive control system with application to the Honeywell PTMS.

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