Evolutionary Autonomous Health Monitoring System (EAHMS)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CG03P
Agency Tracking Number: 110192
Amount: $124,925.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: T1.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, -
DUNS: 611466855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Tasso Politopoulos
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 582-0582
Business Contact
 Emily Melgarejo
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: emelgarejo@americangnc.com
Research Institution
 Penn State University
 Barbara Johnson
 P.O. Box 30, Mail Stop 1250J
State College, PA, 16804-0030
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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
For supporting NASA's Robotics, Tele-Robotics and Autonomous Systems Roadmap, we are proposing the "Evolutionary Autonomous Health Monitoring System" (EAHMS) for planetary exploration, which will provide an integral flexible diagnostics and prognostics framework by advanced and novel methods for determining the operational condition in on-board sensors (odometry), actuators, and power systems. In EAHMS, high performance diagnostic techniques provide a foundation for tailoring robust and accurate failure detection and identification (FDI) in key components of a robotic vehicle's locomotion system (e.g. motors, encoders, etc.). This foundation is comprised of innovative and advanced features including: (a) an enhanced collaborative learning engine (eCLE); (b) sensor health diagnostics with slippage awareness based on an Extended Kalman filter sensor fusion process; and (c) an integral system design for optimized reliability. In particular, the eCLE provides a mechanism for facilitating autonomous operation, since it includes self-learning capability. The eCLE is developed within the context of health monitoring, but will also have the capability to be applied to different domains. Another innovation is the support for electronic circuits and boards considering radiation effects.

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