NASA STTR 2004 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 04 T1.01-9930
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Information Technologies for System Health Management, Autonomy and Scientific Exploration
PROPOSAL TITLE: Intelligent Self Evolving Prognostic Fusion
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC) RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI)
NAME:Qualtech Systems, Inc. NAME:Montana Tech of the University of Montana
ADDRESS:100 Great Meadow Road, Suite 501 ADDRESS:1300 West Park Street
CITY:Wethersfield CITY:Butte
STATE/ZIP:CT06109-2524 STATE/ZIP:MT59701-8932
PHONE:(860)257-8014 PHONE:(406)496-4515

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
William Morrison
bill@teamqsi.com
100 Great Meadow Road, Suite 501
Wethersfield, CT 06109-2524
(860)257-8014

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
In order to meet the challenges of space exploration, knowledge of the current and future health of mission critical systems is essential. Qualtech Systems, Inc. in cooperation with Montana Tech of the University of Montana proposes to develop an intelligent self evolving prognostic fusion solution. The proposed solution intelligently combines multiple subsystem health assessments to form an overall system health assessment. Additionally, the solution performs optimal system configuration based upon the health assessment.

Design of the individual prognostic solutions for subsystem health assessment also utilizes fusion methods. The approach combines both model based and data driven techniques to provide optimal health assessment. The prognostic solution self evolves over time to cover the life of the subsystem.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
The proposed solution offers intelligent prognostic health assessment capabilities for mission critical systems. The solution works to support the NASA "system of systems" approach. Important systems such as spacecraft, space stations, lunar and planetary bases, etc? will benefit from the proposed technology with increased reliability and safety.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
The proposed technology will have wide applications beyond NASA. Such complex systems as commercial and military aircraft, ground transportation, communications systems, power generation systems, computer systems, etc... could all benefit tremendously from the proposed technology.