NASA STTR 2021-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

Proposal Number:          21-1- T11.05-1182
Subtopic Title:
      Model-Based Enterprise
Proposal Title:
      Model-based Intelligent Decisions for Higher Innovation Value and Efficiency (MINDHIVE)

Small Business Concern

EdgeDweller Inc
1917 E. Wildcat Rd., Clarkesville, GA 30523 - 0359
(404) 310-4214                                                                                                                                                                                

Research Institution:

Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC)
926 Dalney St NW, GA 30332 - 0420
(404) 385-2080                                                                                                                                                                                

Principal Investigator:

Ms. Susan Reed
1917 E. Wildcat Rd., GA 30523 - 0359
(404) 310-4214                                                                                                                                                                                

Business Official:

Mr. Wolfgang Reichard
1917 E. Wildcat Rd., GA 30523 - 0359
(404) 414-8889                                                                                                                                                                                

Summary Details:

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
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Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

Through many applications of EdgeDweller’s (EDI) Intentional Innovation® (II) problem-solving process, a core insight was discovered: When organizations concurrently evaluate multiple challenges they are facing regarding their impact on organizational strategic goals in addition to the technical requirements for an improved process, product or service, they develop and implement more efficient, effective solutions to the challenges.


EDI will prove that a decision-making hierarchy which starts at the agency level and permeates the entire organization to the tech. efficiency level, will produce higher value results for NASA’s FRED than decision-making that is limited to the tech. efficiency level.


Project MINDHIVE integrates multiple technologies and methods to create a SaaS solution that enhances NASA’s ability to manage decisions across multiple levels and functional domains of the agency, including FRED.  MINDHIVE builds on prior EDI projects with NASA where we linked these hierarchies to our II® process to significantly increase the value of new solutions and reduce solution concept-to-use case time to 3.5 months.


In order to deliver FRED insights at tech. levels requested, we have assembled an informal consortium of experts with backgrounds in Decision Intelligence, AI, Machine Learning, Digital Twin models, and NASA Facilities management. We will apply this decision model to FRED, simulating the impact of different solutions to clearly demonstrate variations in value and performance.

We will use this Phase 1 contract to show how this approach can yield;

  • Higher performing future states
  • Reduced risk through solutions that evolve over a series of multi-level assessments with milestone launches from the current to future state
  • Higher performance at multiple levels (agency, mission directorate, program, tech.)
  • Longer lasting performance through technical solutions designed to evolve over time
  • Rapid deployment of solutions agency-wide where applicable.
Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

NASA Applications - Multi-Level Decision Support to Advance Missions, Enhance Technical Effectiveness, Advance Innovation Adoption:

-Mission Directorates - With SaaS need to integrate multi-level decisions hierarchies at agency, mission directorate, program and technology levels
-Mission Directorates seeking to evaluate nascent technologies
-Artemis and future extraterrestrial facilities
-Continued NASA HQ Innovation Ecosystem support
-HQ Digital Transformation support 

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

Priority Non-NASA Addressable Markets Include: 

-Other government agencies with similar facilities management challenges (Ex. DoD, USAF, DARPA, NSF, GSA)
-Selective Companies in the Aerospace Industry
-Selective Healthy Building Targets
-EdgeDweller Client Targets
-Fortune 1000s in Banking, Financial Services, Insurance (BSFI)

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