In the aerospace industry, particularly NASA centers, there is a lack of machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide high resolution modeling processes for decision making, along with network monitoring to identify any issues of the flight system. NASA needs innovative solutions to fulfill requirements, close capability gaps, and provide technological advancements. To address this major issue, LeNgineer has begun the development of an Artificial Intelligence software called Multidisciplinary Instrument Tool and Analysis (MITA), which can be further advanced and customized for integrated use in the in the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Integrated Aviation Systems Program (IASP), the Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) and Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities (FDC) projects. Currently, there is no software in the market that integrates into NASA systems in such a way that MITA does, making the current process highly inefficient. Without the proper technology for rapid data processing, there is a decrease in efficient data capture and analysis that doesn’t allow a system to make accurate predictions. The machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities of MITA would be able to make predictions and capture/analyze data in a manner more efficient than ever before while decreasing the overall energy consumption. MITA functions as an RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) base to test and analyze the existing launch systems, including those currently implemented at NASA. The RTU delivers and receives information from the system as a multipurpose device for remote monitoring and control of various automation systems. MITA seeks to improve the control of in-flight test conditions, expand measurement and analysis methodologies and improve test data acquisition and management. MITA can detect issues in real-time and has the capability to present solutions or work to resolve the problem.
This technology has been researched to be applicable with NASA within the disciplines of flight testing, launch automation, command and control. The tool can also be further customized for specific application of Thermal, Fluids/Computational Fluid Dynamics, Stress/Structure, Trajectory/Design, GN&C, and EMI for in flight analysis. For future applications of this technology, we can expand MITA to be catered to any particular subsystem for a fully functional testing instrument that is specific for a certain design necessary to the flight system.
MITA can be applied for environmental, manufacturing, process control, and medical devices. The tool is designed to be a testing schema to analyze systems by taking in multiple data sources to validate itself. MITA is aimed to be distributed among various industries as a basic package that would include all the necessary hardware components and base software for testing, analysis, and predictions.