NASA STTR 2019-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 19-2- T11.03-2769
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER:
 80NSSC19C0525
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Distributed Digital Ledger for Aerospace Applications
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Blockchain for Model Based System Engineering
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
Tietronix Software, Inc.
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300
Houston TX  77058 - 2794
Phone: (281) 461-9300
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
TX  77058 - 1002
Phone: (282) 283-3016

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Mark Guerra
E-mail:
mark.guerra@tietronix.com
Address:
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
Phone:
(281) 404-7244

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Frank Hughes
E-mail:
fhughes@tietronix.com
Address:
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
Phone:
(281) 461-9300
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 6
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Our proposed concept is to use Blockchain Technology (BCT) to enhance the Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) team collaboration. Blockchains are a highly tamper-resistant Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in which all relevant transactions are immutably and identically recorded and stored in nodes of distributed networks to provide an authoritative Single Source of Truth (SST). Blockchains also support decentralized governance with nuanced privacy models. Smart Contracts (SC) are self-enforcing agreements realized by the automatic execution of agreed-upon computer code upon the endorsement of transactions between multiple parties. The benefits of our concept are SST, high security, improved trust, privacy preservation, transparency, accountability, traceability, and high cost effectiveness. The goal of our proposed concept is to provide the NASA MBSE teams with BCT tools to share models and implement collaborative processes in a secure, decentralized, and distributive environment.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

BCT for MBSE provides data sharing and executing process in a secure decentralized and distributive environment. Each organization has its intellectual property. Sharing data while protecting the proprietary information using blockchain technology has numerous applications in NASA programs which involves contractors from different companies.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Other Government agencies like DoD and DoE have programs that requires multiple contractors to collaborate and share data. Each party has intellectual property. Sharing data while protecting the proprietary information is crucial to the success of the program. This applies to every industry in the commercial sector.

Duration: 24

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