Integrated System Health Management for Flexible Exploration

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$699,612.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX13CA61C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
115227
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X6.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CT, East Hartford, CT, 06108-7301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808837496
Principal Investigator:
SudiptoGhoshal
Principal Investigator
(860) 761-9341
sudipto@teamqsi.com
Business Contact:
SudiptoGhoshal
Business Official
(860) 761-9341
sudipto@teamqsi.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Long-duration robotic and manned space missions have a number of unique requirements for mission success. These include ultra-high reliability, safety, sustainability and affordability of launch vehicles and spacecraft. These requirements, in turn, are allocated among critical subsystems, such as engines, propellants, structures, software systems, thermal protection, power, avionics, life support, guidance, communication and navigation. In this vein, novel integrated system health management (ISHM) technologies that evolve with the system life-cycle, viz., concept->design->development->production->operations and training, are essential for meeting the requirements of safe and ultra-reliable, sustainable and affordable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To improve the ISHM process, QSI proposes to emphasize advancement in the two following areas: 1) generation/selection of an optimal sensor suite for the system based on user selected performance requirements and system level constraints, and 2) enhancement of a drill-down diagnosis/next best test capability in terms of algorithms that can be implemented for low power, low memory CPU/hardware that are available for embedded diagnosis using TEAMS-RT. Outcome technologies of the proposed focus are expected to allow an improved ISHM process to systemically trade-off prevention, detection, diagnosis, decision, and response strategies to mitigate the failure effects, as well as enhance FM development process by improved/new capabilities of TEAMS® tool set.

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