NASA SBIR 2004 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 04 X8.01-8945
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Technology-Systems Analysis and Infrastructure Modeling
PROPOSAL TITLE: SIMULATION APPROACH TO MISSION RISK AND RELIABILITY ANALYSIS

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
GoldSim Technology Group LLC
22516 SE 64th Place, Suite 110
Issaquah, WA 98027-5379
(425)295-6985

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ian Miller
imiller@goldsim.com
22516 SE 64th Place, Suite 110
Issaquah, WA 98027-5379
(425)295-6985

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
It is proposed to develop and demonstrate an integrated total-system risk and reliability analysis approach that is based on dynamic, probabilistic simulation. This will be achieved by adapting a methodology and software that were originally developed for long-term safety analyses of nuclear waste disposal, and that are currently used by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission among others. The approach will provide a valuable new systems analysis capability to complement current NASA approaches, and will address many of the goals of the X8.01 Technology-Systems Analysis and Infrastructure Modeling research topic. In particular it will be useful for impact studies, risk/cost/benefit analyses, risk/uncertainty analyses, model integration, and Model-Based Design/Model-Based Engineering.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
Performance and risk analyses of complex, multi-phase missions.

Reliability analyses of systems with redundant and/or repairable components.

Optimization analyses of system configurations with respect to cost and reliability.

Sensitivity analyses to identify optimal areas for uncertainty reduction (i.e. testing or additional analyses) or performance enhancement.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
The same applications are relevant for the following organizations:
- U.S. Commercial aerospace businesses.
- U.S. Department of Defense and DOD contractors
- International organizations with similar roles.
- Manufacturers of complex equipment systems for use in non-aerospace fields.