NASA STTR 2016 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-2 T4.01-9721
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Dynamic Servoelastic (DSE) Network Control, Modeling and Optimization
PROPOSAL TITLE: Sensitivity Analysis for Design Optimization Integrated Software Tools

NAME: Linked Inc NAME: The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
STREET: 3914 Deervale Drive STREET: 11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 200
CITY: Sherman Oaks CITY: Los Angeles
STATE/ZIP: CA  91403 - 4607 STATE/ZIP: CA  90095 - 2000
PHONE: (805) 330-1650 PHONE: (310) 794-0558

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Abdon E Sepulveda
11121 Queensland Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034 - 5231
(424) 270-3506

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Scott M Keller
4039 Elm Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807 - 2706
(562) 810-7503

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Dynamic Servoelastic (DSE) Network Control, Modeling and Optimization 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)

The objective of this Phase 2 proposal is to provide a new set of sensitivity analysis theory and codes, the Sensitivity Analysis for Design Optimization (SADO) software that integrates with the existing NASA O3 Tool. In this Phase II effort, the sensitivity codes developed in Phase I will add functionality to simplify Ground Vibration Test, or model tuning, by calculating a number of error metric that can be used as objective functions in the tuning process. The approach will be implemented for two basic types of responses, namely basic direct responses from the analysis (weight, frequencies, stresses) and special indices (MAC, Correlation Index, CG, Inertias) whose calculation was implemented during Phase I. Additionally, we will implement a domain specific language and interface specifications to simply the programming of optimization problems and incorporating additional analysis software tools for multiobjective applications. We will all implement software tools to use sensitivity analysis as system evaluation tool and for the development of reduced order models. We will use this software for two NASA relevant design projects, the ATW2 wing and the Hybrid Wing Body air vehicle.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Specifically at NASA we see direct application in the efficient integration into the optimization environment of analysis modules already built in the Object-Oriented Optimization Tool. At the conclusion of Phase 2 we see immediate benefit to Ground Vibration Testing. We intend to simplify the coding mechanism for optimization through the implementation of an "optimization language" and provide tools that automatically check and propagate the design variables to the proper analysis codes without having to "hand code" the same variables in multiple places. Having standalone sensitivity modules will also provide NASA flexibility in evaluating constraints and responses not necessarily available in standard commercial codes. Additional improvements will increase runtime performance of optimization iterations. We will apply the system to the NASA ATW2 and HWB models as a demonstration and system benchmark.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Sensitivity analysis is required for efficient optimal design and reliability analysis. Optimization is today widely used in the aerospace industry, automotive industry, sports equipment design and medical equipment design, just to mention a few. Building sensitivity analysis modules that can flexibly connect with analysis and finite elements has a tremendous potential for these industries since we can provide tailored solutions for their particular needs. Not only has the optimization become more efficient but also sensitivities provide guidance on determining the importance of variables by their effect on other system components.

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.)
Machines/Mechanical Subsystems
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Simulation & Modeling
Software Tools (Analysis, Design)
Spacecraft Design, Construction, Testing, & Performance (see also Engineering; Testing & Evaluation)

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