Advanced Modeling Tools for Controlling Complex Assets Across Time Delay

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,833.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB49C
Agency Tracking Number:
095969
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
X6.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TRACLabs, Inc.
TX, San Antonio, TX, 78216-6363
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
193786014
Principal Investigator:
Robert Burridge
Principal Investigator
(281) 281-7884
burridge@traclabs.com
Business Contact:
David Kortenkamp
President
(281) 461-7884
korten@traclabs.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The proposed innovation is a hybrid simulation module to replace the current "Behavioral Sim" in JSC's Predictive Interactive Graphical Interface (PIGI). PIGI helps an operator compensate for lunar-scale time delay, and is part of NASA's "RAPID Workbench". The Behavioral Sim acts as an oracle, taking initial conditions and a sequence of commands and producing trajectories and expected final location of the robot. We propose to provide functionality to extend PIGI to manipulation activities. This includes modeling the robot's manipulation and perception capabilities and its environment. We will use NASA's R2 robot operating on ISS as our test case.

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