Software Tools for Fault Management Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,902.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CF51P
Agency Tracking Number:
115583
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S6.05
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Qualtech Systems, Inc.
CT, East Hartford, CT, 06108-7301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808837496
Principal Investigator:
Sudipto Ghoshal
Principal Investigator
(860) 257-8014
sudipto@teamqsi.com
Business Contact:
Sudipto Ghoshal
Business Official
(860) 761-9341
sudipto@teamqsi.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
System autonomy is a key enabler for satisfying complex mission goals, enhancing mission success probabilities, as well as safety at a reduced cost. Fault Management (FM) is one of the most crucial components of system autonomy. NASA has come up with an FM Handbook that provides requirements, rules and guidelines for improving the FM design, development, verification & validation and operations processes. However, adherence to FM directives for realizing the above mentioned goals necessitates aid from advanced software tools. These tools should be able to model a system (during the design phase) from the FM perspective, support various design evaluation and validation activities, identify shortcomings or inconsistencies in the designs, and aid FM design updating/revision. During the operational phase, these tools should perform fault detection, diagnostics, and prognostics; assess functional capabilities of various systems; provide actionable decisions for health management; facilitate optimal troubleshooting and maintenance; and assess probabilities of individual mission objective satisfaction and overall mission success. QSI's TEAMS (Testability Engineering and Maintenance System) SW suite already hosts a number of these desired capabilities. Consequently, QSI proposes to introduce additional modeling and analytic capabilities to TEAMS and enhance the existing, so as to make it an effective support tool for FM.

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