NASA SBIR 2014 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 14-1 S5.05-9840
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Fault Management Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Model-Based Fault Management Engineering Tool Suite

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tietronix Software, Inc.
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
(281) 461-9300

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Michel Izygon
1331 Gemini Ave., Suite 300
Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
(281) 404-7256

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Victor Tang
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
(281) 404-7222

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Fault Management Technologies is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
NASA's successful development of next generation space vehicles, habitats, and robotic systems will rely on effective Fault Management Engineering. Our proposed innovation aims at developing a method and associated tool suite to support Model-Based Fault Management Engineering (MBFME) for these upcoming projects. Our goal is to leverage Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) concepts, and adapt them to Fault Management (FM). Model-Based Fault Management Engineering is proposed to be the formalized application of modeling to support Fault Management Engineering activities. Traditional approaches to fault management are costly, difficult to execute, and are largely decoupled from the main system engineering activities which aim to capture the system requirements and transform them into a robust and safe design. Our concept will enable the integration of fault management early in the system engineering lifecycle, facilitating the discovery of design weaknesses and enhancing the capability to produce safe, hazard-free systems. This tool suite will enable safety engineers to use system models captured by system engineers to evaluate designs for potential faults, perform safety analysis, and contribute to the overall system models by adding specific faults and associated safety related knowledge

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Human/Robotic missions
SAFER, Morpheus, Small Pressurized Rover, Exploration Augmentation Module
Autonomous rovers for planetary resource excavation

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
DoD: UAV, UCAV, ULV, Training Simulators
Commercial: any complex system using Model Based Engineering and requiring advanced Fault Management

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.)
Analytical Methods
Data Modeling (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Data Processing
Knowledge Management
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Simulation & Modeling

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