A Data Abstraction Architecture for Spacecraft Autonomy

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,676.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX07CA31P
Award Id:
83969
Agency Tracking Number:
065784
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
100 N.E. Loop 410, Suite 520, San Antonio, TX, 78216
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
193786014
Principal Investigator:
David Kortenkamp
Principal Investigator
(281) 461-7884
korten@traclabs.com
Business Contact:
Jonathan Fast
President
(210) 822-2310
jfast@traclabs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Spacecraft generate huge amounts of data. A significant challenge for both human operators and autonomous control systems is ensuring that the right data (and combinations of data) are available at the right time for control and decision-making and ensuring that the data is at the right abstraction level. A key part of this process is data abstraction -- that is converting low-level analog or digital signals into higher-level data. We are proposing a data abstraction architecture that provides a provides a tool-box of components, connections and development environment that allow engineers to build and maintain data abstraction systems. In addition, having a well-defined data abstraction architecture allows data displays to be automatically generated and updated as the architecture develops. Thus, a data abstraction architecture can support both human decision-making as well as providing data services to autonomous control systems. We are also proposing to build an integrated development environment in which designers or operators can graphically build data abstraction architectures from standard components to accomplish their data tasks. Together these provide a data abstraction architecture that is a key component of NASA's operational infrastructure and provides a building block for deploying more advanced autonomy architectures in the future.

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