Form 9.B Project Summary

Chron 971612

Proposal Number 97-1 24.03-4646

Project Title Intelligent Information Acquisition For Aeronautic Measurement and Diagnostics

Technical Abstract

NASA seeks technologies to revolutionize missions in the next century. Accurate Automation

Corporation proposes to fly an enhanced neural network data compression/translated Global

Positioning System (GPS) range system (ENN/TGRS) on the fourth Hyper-X vehicle, scheduled

for launch at Mach 10 in 2001. For this effort, we will develop a prototype of a data

compression neural network; test the neural network on LoFLYTE(TM) (a Mach 5 waverider

shape operated under license to NASA and the Air Force) or one of our other flight test

vehicles; and develop the plan for integration of the ENN/TGRS capability into the fourth

Hyper-X vehicle. This will include analysis of the sensor, instrumentation, and vehicle

modifications necessary to acquire and telemeter interferometric data of the scramjet in

flight conditions. In Phase II we will test the ENN/TGRS system on the LoFLYTE(TM) vehicle,

incorporate it into Hyper-X, and provide the world with the first real-time video

transmission and interferometric data from an operating hypersonic vehicle. Such coupling

of sensor and GPS data will be invaluable, not only for the Hyper-X, but also for future

experimental vehicle research at high Mach, including the X-33 and X-34 programs.

Potential Commercial Applications

In addition to supporting research on other hypersonic vehicles, such as HyFLYTE, the

commercial applications could be directly applicable to safety of flight issues in the

national airspace. In the event of an emergency, an aircraft equipped with an ENN/TGRS

could instantaneously telemeter all pertinent information from the flight data recorder

(FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR). This would provide extensive information on the

state of the aircraft during emergency procedures, aiding either real-time analysis of the

situation or subsequent analysis by investigators.

Name and Address of Offeror

Firm: Accurate Automation Corporation

Name: Robert M. Pap

Street: 7001 Shallowford Rd.

City: Chattanooga

ST: TN ZIP: 37421

Name and Address Of Principal Investigator

Firm: Accurate Automation Corp

Name: Barry Schrimsher

Street: 7001 Shallowford Rd.

City: Chattanooga

ST: TN ZIP: 37421