Singularity - Intelligence Amplified, LLC proposes to develop a resilience toolkit enabling the planning, assessment, implementation, and utilization of resilience for future manned spaceflight and autonomous systems. The Strategic Technologies for Autonomy & Resilience Tools (START) project will demonstrate the associated technologies the company envisions integrating as a toolkit within a modular framework for designing and enabling resilience for autonomous systems. The team proposes to use an incremental and modular development approach, permitting capture, modeling, and assessment of uncertainty throughout the process. A spiral development approach, beginning with architecture design and proposed approach feasibility will permit maximal reuse of incremental toolkit development artifacts. Accompanying the toolkit will be a set of defined metrics for resilience which enable the quantification of success, including improvement over baseline and enabling the computational optimization of contingency configurations. The end product, accompanied with a Bayesian inspired overlay for uncertainty management offers a novel concept enabling design for resilience and risk assessment in the face of possibly unforeseen and previously not encountered situatioy. Resilience leverages thoughtful design, intimate knowledge of inherent component properties, and system capabilities. Operational resilience incorporates understanding of mission goals and condition awareness, along with anticipation enabled through possibility modeling and simulation within an aware, intelligent framework to yield a best fit solution in dynamic situations. While maximizing on a central goal, the system will track and prioritize the optimal solution across multiple facets of sustainability, future outcomes, and mission success. Prior relevant work in autonomy, robustness assessment, systems reliability, health management, and agent-based systems will inform the research and development effort.
Automated contingency management for space exploration and advanced systems health management for electrical power represent the key areas to be demonstrated during the proposed Phase I & Phase II projects. Other applicable areas include manned and unmanned flight systems, air traffic control systems, and propulsion health management systems.
Autonomous Vehicles; Self driving cars; Mass transportation systems; Electrical Power Grid; Alternative Energy Systems.