NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 H6.03-8918
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Spacecraft Autonomous Agent Cognitive Architectures for Human Exploration
PROPOSAL TITLE: Holonic Spacecraft Autonomous Agents

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3741 Plaza Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 - 2217
(734) 668-2567

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr Robert Bisson
proposals@cybernet.com
3741 Plaza Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 - 2217
(734) 668-2567

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ms Margaret Press
proposals@cybernet.com
3741 Plaza Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 - 2217
(734) 668-2567

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Spacecraft Autonomous Agent Cognitive Architectures for Human Exploration 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)
In this proposal, Cybernet proposes to leverage our distributed Procedure Execution and Projection (PEP) system that focuses on supporting automation of complex spacecraft, subsystem, maintenance, and consumables management procedures while ensuring crew situational awareness and anticipating future problems. The PEP system will provide the capability to:
? Work in a dynamic collaborative manner with crew to execute procedures,
? Dynamically offload and re-assume tasking from automation,
? Autonomously offload tasking from crew based on the system?s initiative when perceiving that the crew member is overloaded or otherwise requires assistance,
? Project forward in the task execution to look for potential problems and develop contingencies,
? Ensure crew situational awareness even during complete automation handoff,
? Work on multiple procedures at the same time while detecting procedure conflicts (such as for limited resources)

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed cognitive architecture can support crews without communication with or support from ground based personnel. Therefore, it will be directly applicable to long duration missions or missions with poor or slow communications (such as dark side of moon, Mars, etc.).

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Similar autonomous management technology could be implemented on Navy vessels, which also seek to reduce manpower while expanding capabilities. Also will support procedure execution of manned/unmanned teaming in autonomous robotics. This will directly support commercial applications of autonomous material handling systems working in coordination with human personnel.

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 (see also Control & Monitoring)

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