Advanced Modeling Tools for Controlling Complex Assets Across Time Delay

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