A Flexible Fault Management Architecture for Cluster Flight

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CA45P
Agency Tracking Number: 125070
Amount: $124,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: S5.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MD, Greenbelt, MD, 20770-1405
DUNS: 101537046
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Ruschmann
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 345-1535
 matthew.ruschmann@emergentspace.com
Business Contact
 David Gaylor
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 656-9035
Email: dave.gaylor@emergentspace.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Emergent Space Technologies proposes to develop a flexible, service-oriented Fault Management (FM) architecture for cluster fight missions. This FM architecture will include algorithms to be run on each cluster module for fault detection, isolation, and recovery, software to be used at a ground station to direct recovery actions, and protocols for communication of fault information between cluster modules and between modules and the ground station. Individual components of the architecture will be designed so that they do not work together directly, but interact through predetermined interfaces. This will allow for flexibility, scalability and robustness. During Phase 1 of the proposed research, the focus of the research will be a fault detection and isolation system to be incorporated into the FM architecture.

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