NASA STTR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- T4.04-5250
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Autonomous Systems and Operations for the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Autonomous Payload Operations on the Lunar Gateway
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
1650 South Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 300
San Mateo CA  94402 - 2516
Phone: (650) 931-2700
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
University of Colorado Boulder
OCG, 3100 Marine Street, Room 481, 572 UCB
CO  80303 - 1058
Phone: (303) 735-6692

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

Name:
James Ong
E-mail:
ong@stottlerhenke.com
Address:
1650 South Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 300 San Mateo, CA 94402 - 2516
Phone:
(650) 931-2710

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

Name:
Nate Henke
E-mail:
nhenke@stottlerhenke.com
Address:
1650 South Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 300 San Mateo, CA 94402 - 2516
Phone:
(650) 931-2719
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 3
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

In response to NASA STTR topic T4.04, subtopic 1 - Autonomous operations and tending of science payloads, Stottler Henke proposes to develop Autonomous Payload Operations for Gateway ExperimEnts (APOGEE),an operational concept, system architecture, and integrated set of software components for enabling autonomous payload operations on the Lunar Gateway. APOGEE will automate short-term planning, adaptive task execution, and problem detection and management. It will invoke payload-specific data analyses, coordinate with the POIC, and will provide authoring and modeling tools for specifying the knowledge used by the APOGEE software. The payload operations autonomy enabled by this technology will greatly enhance the science value provided by unmanned spacecraft such as the Lunar Gateway. The proposed research is innovative because it will implement intelligent autonomy that can operate over long periods of time with very limited human supervision. When developing this system, we will draw upon Stottler Henke-developed tools such as the Aurora intelligent scheduling system, the SimBionic intelligent agent toolkit, and the Intelliface autonomous systems architecture. We will also apply our experience using NASA technologies such as the EUROPA planning system and the Action Notation Modeling Language.  

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

The primary NASA application will be autonomous payload operations on board the Lunar Gateway. However, the integration of intelligent subsystems can be also used to provide long-duration autonomy for other manned and unmanned spacecraft and space habitats.

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

On Earth, this technology could provide a foundation for long-duration autonomy for military command, control, and surveillance systems, mission execution systems, autonomous vehicles, facility maintenance, smart buildings, laboratory automation, autonomous manufacturing and logistics, smart grids and other critical infrastructure, high-availability computing, and freight and passenger vehicles. 

Duration: 13

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