Autonomous Intelligent Health Monitoring for Robust Fault-Tolerant Control of Multi-Modal System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS2-03102
Agency Tracking Number:
020027
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Co Inc
500 West Cummings Park Suite 3950, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jovan Mehra
() -
rkm@ssci.com
Business Contact:
Robert Simpson
Business Official
(781) 933-5355
rsimpson@ssci.com
Research Institution:
University of California
John Hedrick
336 Sproul Hall #5940
Berkeley, CA, 94720
(510) 642-2482
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The overall goal of this project is to develop a robust autonomous intelligent real-time system for Uninhabited Aerial Combat Vehicles (UCAV) to achieve the desired flight performance by integrating effective Health Monitoring and Failure Detection and Identification (HM-FDI) with optimal control strategies to accommodate unanticipated failures and multiple modes of operation. SSCI has already done ground-breaking research in this area, which will be fully leveraged to further advance the state-of-the-art in Intelligent Autonomy. In order to achieve these objectives, we plan to carry out the following tasks in collaboration with Professor Karl Hedrick of the University of California, Berkeley: (i) Formulate the HM-FDIR problem in multiple operating regimes for UCAVs; (ii) Derive algorithms for real-time calculation of Achievable Dynamic Performance (ADP) and reachable sets; (iii) Implement an efficient robust HM-FDIR system for the X-45A as a test vehicle; (iv) Implement higher decision-making levels including the trajectory generation, path planning and mission planning levels; and (v) Evaluate the performance of the proposed autonomous intelligent flight control and management system using a X-45A (Boeing-Darpa UCAV) simulation. NASA Ames Rotorcraft Research Center (Dr. Mark Tischler) will provide technical evaluation and flight demonstration support during Phase II of the project.

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