NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 A3.03-7631
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Future Aviation Systems Safety
PROPOSAL TITLE: DAAS: Data Analytics for Assurance of Safety

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855 - 2814
(301) 294-5221

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Ankit Tyagi
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855 - 2814
(301) 294-4639

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Mark James
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855 - 2814
(301) 294-5221

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Future Aviation Systems Safety is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Assuring safe operations in the National Airspace (NAS) encompasses monitoring a variety of systems simultaneously and in real time. It is helpful to imagine NAS as a system of systems where each system loosely interacts with the other. Under this paradigm, an aircraft is a system, so is an airline and as is an airport. Automating safety assurance for each of these systems would involve monitoring an array of sensors each with a different time cycle and reporting characteristics and processing enormous amounts of data. Given the complexing of NAS, it is unlikely that any one tool could provide a solution. Instead, a number of tools each monitoring a smaller, more manageable part of the NAS, all the while sharing information with each other, seem more promising. In the future these tools would ensure airborne separation assurance, track Air Traffic Control (ATC) guidance conformance and ensure safe ground operations. DAAS is an architecture to support these very needs. It forms the basis of a network of smaller, more focused, safety assurance tools that share information and data through a central Big Data repository that is mined using advanced machine learning algorithms.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Researchers at NASA will find the tool useful for exploration of new concepts. DAAS will allow them to experiment with different concepts of operations for interval management, fuel management, route planning, conflict avoidance and mitigation planning, and separation standards. NASA could couple the tool with advanced NAS-wide simulations platforms like SMART NAS to evaluate other technologies in presence of automated separation assurance. The researchers could use this tool to investigate minimum aircraft performance requirements to ensure safe operations. Finally, a network of DAAS based tools could provide the basis for investigating the risks in complete automation of safety.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
DAAS can be used by airlines to plan the best routes in presence of congestion by using it to answer what-if scenarios. They could also use DAAS tools to plan contingency maneuvers in presence severe weather.

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.)
Data Fusion
Data Processing
Man-Machine Interaction
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Recovery (see also Vehicle Health Management)

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