NASA STTR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- T11.04-5376
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Digital Assistants for Science and Engineering
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Analytic Standard Operating Procedure Digital Assistant (ASOPDA)
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
Systems and Proposal Engineering Company (dba SPEC Innovations)
10440 Balls Ford Road, Suite 230
Manassas DE  20109 - 2503
Phone: (540) 272-0013
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
VA  22030 - 4422
Phone: (703) 993-1711

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. Steven Dam
E-mail:
steven.dam@specinnovations.com
Address:
10440 Balls Ford Road, Suite 230 Manassas, VA 20109 - 2503
Phone:
(540) 272-0013

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. Steven Dam
E-mail:
steven.dam@specinnovations.com
Address:
10440 Balls Ford Road, Suite 230 Manassas, VA 20109 - 2503
Phone:
(540) 272-0013
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 5
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Model-based System Engineering and use of Digital Twins/Threads are fashionable "catch-phrases" in the industry. These concepts have the potential to significantly improve the quality of the engineering systems (through improved designs and problem detection earlier in the life-cycle) and the time and cost of System Engineering by automating low-level manual labor sub-tasks performed by design engineers.

The “devil is in the details” in successfully implementing MBSE and Digital Twins. Each type of engineering design and analysis has different requirements. Every project is different.

The purpose of this project is to leverage advances in MBSE development technologies pioneered by SPEC Innovations with their cloud-based Innoslate® MBSE product and the advances in engineering design and development of Standard Operating Procedures pioneered by the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research (CATSR) at George Mason University (GMU).

The goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate the application of digital assistants with MBSE and advanced SOP design methods on the design of SOPs.

This project meets the burgeoning need in the industry following recent airliner accidents and joint initiatives undertaken between CATSR/GMU the U.S. and U.K. Navies.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The ASOPDA will be initially applied to NASA's aviation safety programs, but should have applicability to all of NASA's work. Other specific digital assistants using this approach can be developed for other areas and missions, including Artemis. A short-list of general areas includes:

- Mission Control (International Space Station, satellites) - Launch procedures - Extravehicular Activities (EVA) procedures - Space and aircraft maintenance procedures - Medical procedures

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

SOPs are used by many other organizations for developing and operating aircraft. Some of the organizations that have expressed interest in this kind of digital assistant include:

-U.S. Navy Strategic Warfare Systems - Swiss International Air Lines - Southwest Airlines - United Airlines - Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group (BCAG) - Honeywell Technology Center - Rockwell Collins

Duration: 6

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