NASA STTR 2015 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 T11.02-9998
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Computational Simulation and Engineering
PROPOSAL TITLE: Multi Domain Modeling for Space Systems

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: MetaMorph, Inc. NAME: Vanderbilt University
STREET: 49 Music Square West Suite 210 STREET: 2301 Vanderbilt Place
CITY: Nashville CITY: Nashville
STATE/ZIP: TN  37203 - 6643 STATE/ZIP: TN  37240 - 7749
PHONE: (615) 585-2967 PHONE: (615) 322-2400

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr Justin B Knight
jknight@metamorphsoftware.com
49 Music Square W 210
Nashville, TN 37203 - 6643
(615) 973-9915

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr Justin B Knight
jknight@metamorphsoftware.com
49 Music Square West Suite 210
Nashville, TN 37203 - 6643
(615) 585-2967

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Computational Simulation and Engineering is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
A comprehensive model-based approach will be enabled for space systems design via the work started on Phase I of this project. The OpenMETA toolkit is a cyber-physical modeling tool for the design and virtual integration of complex systems, developed under the DARPA AVM Program. OpenMETA will be leveraged and extended to support NASA/JPL goals for multi-physics, multi-domain modeling, analysis, optimization, and uncertainty quantification of spacecraft and space systems. Specific extensions include supporting preferred CAD tool (Siemens NX), FEA Meshing (FEMAP), and IMUQ uncertainty quantification. In addition, the use of external, configuration-managed databases will be supported to track design parameter evolution. The tool's utility will be evaluated and demonstrated via a set of use cases and end-to-end experiments.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
There are a number of potential NASA applications for the optimization framework:
Rover Design and Optimization. Modeling of NASA extra-planetary explorer subsystems. Rapid evaluation of system architectures and parameters. Rapid assessment of system for requirement feasibility.
Satellite Systems Design. Evolution of a systems concept, based on requirements to a fully detailed system design. Analysis and optimization of all performance aspects of the design prior to construction, reducing overall system design time and cost.
Uncertainty quantification: UQ is needed for any critical system that NASA operates. Extending UQ in a cost effective manner to all designs will improve confidence for mission critical systems.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Aerospace: Rapid analysis of mission requirements and mapping to feasible aircraft architectures can help to reduce system costs for commercial aircraft. The tools support rapid design progression from concept to prototype, allowing optimization of subsystems and systems at a much earlier phase in the design cycle. Full model-based analysis and sensitivity analysis prior to build will improve prototype quality and reduce development iterations. Uncertainty quantification methods will be applied to a wider range of systems, improving overall safety of life-critical systems.
Automotive: Modeling of product line architectures and optimizing system design to marketplace requirements will be a valuable addition to automaker's toolbox. Reduced cost of sensitivity analysis will allow the technique to be applied across the board, helping to avoid manufacturing quality issues. Full uncertainty analysis to reduce black-swan errors and costly recalls.
Electronics: Metamorph is already working modular mobile phones and configurable/modular phone components. Optimization and system modeling will help to rapidly tune systems against the highly constrained power/mass/performance requirements for commercial portable devices and assess deployment across mobile infrastructures and the impact of 3G→4G→5G changes

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.)
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Prototyping
Simulation & Modeling
Software Tools (Analysis, Design)
Spacecraft Design, Construction, Testing, & Performance (see also Engineering; Testing & Evaluation)
Verification/Validation Tools

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