Neuro-Cognitive Maintenance Support System for Legacy INS in Submarines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0110
Agency Tracking Number: N132-144-0929
Amount: $79,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-144
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
CA, Simi Valley, CA, 93065-1812
DUNS: 611466855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Tasso Politopoulos
 Chief Scientist
 (805) 582-0582
 tpolito@americangnc.com
Business Contact
 Emily Melgarejo
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: emelgarejo@americangnc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall goal of the Neuro-Cognitive Maintenance Support System for Legacy INS in Submarines (NeuroCm-INS) is to optimize INS maintenance operations by determining the most likely corrective actions with the use of enhanced diagnostic technologies. At one level, novel technologies are used for determining maintenance paths and conducting root cause analysis under constraints for time and likelihood of success when applying corrective actions. This high level layer is then complemented by a neuro-cognitive troubleshooting scheme that accomplishes the detection and identification of faults. A distinctive characteristic of the proposed system is the performing of INS troubleshooting by new state-of-the-art inference mechanisms with embedded dynamic self-learning that handles newly emerging uncharacterized failures. Altogether, the NeuroCM-INS system enables: (1) advanced failure detection and identification with learning of new faults; (2) maintenance path optimization using maintenance and diagnostic data; and (3) automated aids based on graphical software embedded within portable devices for use by on-board personnel. The technology will benefit the Navy by reducing the Mean Time to Repair.

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