NASA STTR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- T4.03-6408
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Coordination and Control of Swarms of Space Vehicles
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Hierarchical State Machine Visualization in Multi-Robot System
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
Rocket Studios
16037 Bassett Street
Lake Balboa CA  91406 - 4806
Phone: (310) 990-5079
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
California State University-Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
CA  91330 - 8232
Phone: (818) 677-2901

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

Name:
Dr. Li Liu
E-mail:
lliu@csun.edu
Address:
9324 Reseda Blvd Northridge, CA 91324 - 6010
Phone:
(818) 677-5780

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

Name:
Mr. Daniel Sinor
E-mail:
daniel.sinor@rocketstudios.com
Address:
16037 Bassett Street Lake Balboa, CA 91406 - 4806
Phone:
(310) 990-5079
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 2
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Swarms of space vehicles rely on cooperative operations to perform scheduled tasks. This project proposes to improve the design process and operation control of a multi-agent system by using Hierarchical state machines (HSMs). The research will look into theoretical frameworks and methods to visualize HSMs dynamics representing the behavior of a multi-agent system. How an interactive user interface can help engineers and ground operators to predict how each robot and the system will behave in future situations. A prototype of software simulation will be built to demonstrate feasibility at TRL 2.

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

Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing (CARACaS)

Autonomous Pop-Up Flat-Folding Explorer Robot (A-PUFFER)

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

In the future of Autonomous Mobility, the offerors see that programming will shift focus beyond the independent-mover and into a swarm ecosystem framework. The innovations proposed in this STTR will play a crucial role in this ecosystem development as human-machine teaming will be integrated within each swarm component as well as on a systematic control level.

Duration: 13

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