Integrated Health Management for Space Flight Digital Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX07CA29P
Agency Tracking Number: 066106
Amount: $99,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6595 N Oracle Road, Suite 153B, Tucson, AZ, 85704
DUNS: 157955597
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Justin Judkins, PhD
 Principal Investigator
 (520) 742-3300
 justin@ridgetop-group.com
Business Contact
 Douglas Goodman
Title: Business Official
Phone: (520) 742-3300
Email: doug@ridgetop-group.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal addresses the need for a real-time Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) system to identify anomalous states in digital electronic systems used in spaceflight applications and recommend corrective actions. We identify promising host platforms for implementation of PHM and consider strategies for identifying faults at the board level. Models for each approach are developed for further study of the effectiveness in identifying faults, estimating system states, and identifying anomalous states. Each method is then ranked with respect to prognostic fault coverage (state-awareness), missed alarms, and false alarms. Finally, a strategy is developed to optimally and dynamically reconfigure or recover the digital system based on current or predicted system status given by the prognostic/reasoner approach and board topology. By responding to a need for greater health awareness in complex on-board digital systems, the technology developed in this project will improve safety and effectiveness of future spaceflight missions, and improve serviceability and availability throughout the system lifecycle.

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