NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-2 A3.03-8942
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Future Aviation Systems Safety
PROPOSAL TITLE: Big Data Driven Architecture for Real Time Systemwide Safety Assurance Phase II

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
2770 De La Cruz Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95050 - 2624
(408) 736-2822

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
John Schade
2770 De La Cruz Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95050 - 2624
(408) 736-2822

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Charles Winkleman
2770 De La Cruz Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 94086 - 2624
(408) 736-2822

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Future Aviation Systems Safety 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)
Our proposed research work significantly enhances the state-of-the-art in aviation data analytics by providing, for the first time, a one-stop resource for meeting data analysis needs of aviation researchers, analysts and practitioners. The resulting Cloud-based Aviation Big Data Analytics Platform benefits multiple NASA projects: RSSA real-time safety assessment, SMARTNAS test-bed, and the Sherlock ATM data warehouse. Our innovation is researched through achievement of five objectives and associated work efforts. The first objective is the refinement of use cases for the big data application. We draw upon our knowledge gained in Phase I research and continued interactions with aviation stakeholders to narrow the use cases to specific applications that are a challenge to NASA and the broader aviation community related to RSSA, SMARTNAS, and other ATM research efforts. The second objective is to create a Big Data technology-driven architecture and processing capabilities for the more specific use cases developed to meet objective 1. The third objective is to achieve a subcomponent demonstration for each refined use case so that we can measure the benefit of using these techniques to solve ATM analytics challenges. The fourth objective is to tie together the demonstration components developed as part of objective 3, into an overall architecture offering a �one-stop-shop� for both �at-rest� and �in-motion� analytics to meet a variety of research needs. Finally, our fifth objective is to pursue commercialization via outreach to government and industry stakeholders. Most current aviation research focuses on smaller datasets or specific data-types. A massive amount of data thus sits un-analyzed and potentially holds a rich set of undiscovered trends that may be valuable for aviation safety-assurance and NAS efficiency-enhancement. Our SBIR will greatly contribute to the advancement of aviation research by enabling truly big data analytics on this massive, un-tapped data.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Enable safety prognostics capability for RSSA to address safety risk/hazard identification techniques on large quantities of historical and streaming live NAS data,
Enhance the capabilities of SMART-NAS for researchers to quickly examine system-wide safety implications of new concepts and technologies,
Assist ATM researchers directly by enhancing the capabilities of Sherlock with these techniques, and provide a one-stop resource for aviation data acquisition, storage and processing for NASA researchers.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Enable FAA safety personnel to have performance dashboards containing near real-time safety analytics and prognostics
Allow airlines to monitor and predict their fleet and pilot safety performance using vast amounts of FOQA and/or other airlines data.
Applicable to other international Air Navigation Service Providers for data-driven real time safety assurance.

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
Computer System Architectures
Data Acquisition (see also Sensors)
Data Fusion
Data Modeling (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Data Processing
Knowledge Management
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Software Tools (Analysis, Design)

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