NASA SBIR 2009 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 09-2 X1.01-8239
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Automation for Vehicle Habitat Operations
PROPOSAL TITLE: Automation of Health Management, Troubleshooting and Recovery in Lunar Outpost

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Qualtech Systems, Inc.
99 East River Drive
East Hartford, CT 06108 - 3288
(860) 761-9341

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Marta Olenick
99 East River Drive
East Hartford, CT 06108 - 3288
(860) 761-9362

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 6

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The overall Phase-II goal is to develop the technologies and tools that can aid the automation of operation by providing intelligent decision support in situations when a mission plan needs alteration due to an event(s). The effort targets not only developing the algorithms, but also to implement them on QSI's TEAMS platform; this will transition the technologies into a useful tool for the A4O community.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
QSI is well positioned with its TEAMS products with NASA MSFC and ARC where those NASA centers have extensively utilized the TEAMS Designer product for functional failure analysis of the Ares vehicle and for onboard fault diagnostics for Orion. QSI had been working with Honeywell, Lockheed Martin and NASA JSC in that capacity as a technology provider. The proposed capability significantly enhances TEAMS Designer and runtime modules' suitability for deployment on board as well as on the ground for NASA's vehicles for mission information exchange and planning between the command module, mission control and ground operations.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
In addition to NASA, several other large military systems where automated real-time condition assessment, mission assessment and successful mission planning is critical for operations such as other Space Command ground segments, Ground Vehicles, the Navy shipboard platforms, the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) fleet, and ballistic missile defense systems, as well as commercial industries such as semiconductor fabrication, industrial automation transportation, power generation and distribution, are potential applications.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Architectures and Networks
Autonomous Control and Monitoring
Autonomous Reasoning/Artificial Intelligence
Computer System Architectures
Expert Systems
Human-Computer Interfaces
Operations Concepts and Requirements

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