NASA SBIR 2009 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 09-2 X7.02-8908
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX10CD36P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Surface Nuclear Power Systems
PROPOSAL TITLE: Autonomus I&C Maintenance and Health Monitoring System for Fission Surface Power

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation
9111 Cross Park Drive, Building A-100
Knoxville, TN 37923 - 4510
(865) 691-1756

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Brent Duane Shumaker
bshumaker@ams-corp.com
9119 Cross Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37923 - 4505
(865) 691-1756 Extension :113

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 6

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The primary goal of this project is to design and develop an autonomous instrumentation and control (I&C) health monitoring system for space nuclear power applications. The system, once fully developed, will be able to detect system anomalies based on analytical modeling technique using data from existing sensors in the power generator.
The primary application for the proposed technology will be with space nuclear reactors and the non-nuclear test systems that are being used for component and system level validation.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The primary application for the proposed technology will be with space nuclear reactors and the non-nuclear test systems that are being used for component and system level validation. However, the basic autonomous instrumentation and control (I&C) and health monitoring technology developed could be applied to a wide range of applications including aircraft structural and system health monitoring, chemical propulsion systems and ground test facilities for liquid fuel rocket motor testing and development.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Another commercial application will be the development of a system health monitoring product for nuclear power utilities. AMS will work to develop a product that can first be used for health monitoring on reactor power plant components and subsystems, with continued development focused on higher-level systems and, potentially, overall plant health monitoring. There is a demonstrated need for such systems in the existing commercial nuclear power fleet as well as the next generation designs that are now being considered. In addition, a potential commercial opportunity exists in the development of autonomous health monitoring systems for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), which are now in the design phases.

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.)
Autonomous Control and Monitoring
Autonomous Reasoning/Artificial Intelligence
Portable Data Acquisition or Analysis Tools
Software Development Environments
Software Tools for Distributed Analysis and Simulation


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