NASA STTR 2004 Solicitation


RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Information Technologies for System Health Management, Autonomy and Scientific Exploration
PROPOSAL TITLE: System Health and Impact Assessment Environment Demonstrated on ADAPT

NAME: Qualtech Systems, Inc. NAME: Montana Tech of the University of Montana
ADDRESS: 100 Great Meadow Road, Suite 501 ADDRESS: 1300 West Park Street
CITY: Wethersfield CITY: Butte
STATE/ZIP: CT  06109-2524 STATE/ZIP: MT  59701-8932
PHONE: (860) 257-8014 PHONE: (406) 496-4456

William   Morrison

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Space exploration is a unique challenge with many difficulties in its implementation. With a goal of the return of man to the moon and travel to Mars, the stage has been set for the expansion of human knowledge beyond comprehension. Traveling to the moon and Mars, however, will require new and innovative technologies. Key to this will be system health management (SHM). For any given system of the myriad that will be required for space missions, a way of safely and efficiently managing the system health will be required. These goals are the motivation behind the proposed Phase II effort.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed technologies will prove useful to a wide variety of NASA applications. A complete unified SHM approach will provide safety and efficiency to many system level applications. Demonstration on a power subsystem will provide many offshoot technologies with commercial applications such as the battery impedance monitoring technique developed in Phase I (patent pending).

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential Non-NASA commercial applications exist in many different sectors. QSI's diagnostic tools are currently being used in military and commercial applications on three continents. Enhancements to the QSI toolset will be of great value to current customers and open the door for new sales. The application of the battery monitoring and prognostics technology is very promising for such market sectors as electric/hybrid-electric vehicles, consumer electronics (laptops, cell phones, etc...), residential and commercial power generation and storage technology (e.g. home solar power generation units), etc...

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