NASA SBIR 2011 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-2 X7.01-9172
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Human Robotic Systems - Human Robot Interfaces
PROPOSAL TITLE: Visual Data Mining of Robot Performance Data

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
1670 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 310
San Mateo, CA 94402 - 2513
(650) 931-2700

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
James Ong
1670 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 310
San Mateo, CA 94402 - 2513
(650) 931-2700 Extension :2710

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 7

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
We propose to design and develop VDM/RP, a visual data mining system that will enable analysts to acquire, store, query, analyze, and visualize recent and historical robot performance data. During mission operations, these capabilities will enable operators to more quickly and accurately detect and interpret data patterns that support or rebut candidate diagnoses or hypotheses about robot problems. During robot system development and experimentation, VDM/RP will enable analysts and robot designers to review robot test data to create and refine models that specify quantitative relationships among robot system health and status variables that hold for nominal and off-nominal modes. Key innovations include interactive arrays of timelines and graphs for visualizing multivariate, time-oriented data, temporal queries to search for significant data patterns, and intelligent assistance to simplify user selection of data, analyses, and visualizations. During Phase I, we prototyped visualizations to analyze K10 rover LIDAR scan failures. During Phase II, we will develop three successively more capable versions of VDM/RP for test usage and evaluation by NASA's Intelligent Robotics Group.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
During Phase II, our initial user will be the Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center. Other NASA applications include unmanned spacecraft mission operations and satellite network operations. Longer term target applications include manned spacecraft, habitats, and robots operated on the Moon and on Mars.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Non-NASA applications include manufacturers and operators of high-value systems, vehicles, communication networks, and manufacturing systems. Potential customers include the Department of Defense, aircraft and train manufacturers, airlines and railways, and semiconductor and chemical manufacturers.

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.)
Command & Control
Process Monitoring & Control
Robotics (see also Control & Monitoring; Sensors)

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