Goals and Objectives: The primary goal is to provide underrepresented communities exposure to problems of interest to NASA and generate technical expertise and opportunities for contributing to NASA’s challenges. The objectives of the proposed educational and training activities are i) to introduce the participants and institutions to the problem-space of Fault Diagnosis on-board spacecraft, and ii) to generate specific outcomes and novel solutions for the problem-space.
The program will run June 12- 17, 2022, at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Teams will be working with WVU NASA WV EPSCoR R3 faculty and technical experts from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to serve as mentors.
Technical Problem Statement: All satellites or spacecraft operate under three distinct modes: Green – All good; Yellow – Attention Needed; and Red: Safe Mode. The safe mode is triggered due to anomalous behavior or fault within one or more of the onboard systems. The satellite sends to the operator data about its status, also known as telemetry data. The science goal of the R3 project and the Hack-Week problem is to develop AI-based algorithms to diagnose the cause of the fault autonomously. Specifically, the proposed research aims to create and validate a principled and general framework for fault diagnosis of an autonomous system operating in a high-dimensional state/action space for identifying the most likely failure paths in a simulated environment. The fundamental method developed in this research will be applied to a small satellite in a simulated suite developed by NASA.
Informational Video: The WVU/NASA team has developed an informational video to orient the team on the topic and problem space. You can access the tutorial here.
Webinar: Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the WVU/NASA teams leading up to Hack Week in June through bi-weekly zoom sessions. Sessions are scheduled for March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, and June 8. Please click here to access the Zoom link.
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Tentative Agenda: June 13- June 17, 2022.