Integration of MONSID with CAESAR to be funded through NASA SBIR Award

Published: March 25, 2021

Last updated: April 14, 2021

Okean Solutions announces that we have won a contract through NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research program, or SBIR.

We appreciate the confidence in the MONSID® technology and in Okean Solutions that is represented in receiving this award.

Here’s an excerpt of the March 25 article at :

NASA Provides $45M Boost to US Small Businesses

Small businesses are vital to NASA’s mission, helping expand humanity’s presence in space and improve life on Earth.

"At NASA, we recognize that small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic,” said Jim Reuter, associate administrator for the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). “This year, to get funds into the hands of small businesses sooner, we accelerated the release of the 2021 SBIR/STTR Phase I solicitation by two months. We hope the expedited funding helps provide a near-term boost for future success."

NASA selected 289 small businesses and 47 research institutions to receive Phase I funding this year. NASA selected proposals to receive funding based on their technical merit and commercial potential. The selections span the breadth of NASA missions to empower the agency’s work in human exploration, space technology, science, and aeronautics.

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Okean Solutions Proposal Summary - Fault Management Analysis Tool For Model Centric Systems Engineering

Technical Abstract

This proposal responds to the need for new technologies to effectively manage and streamline complex FM systems, enable rapid diagnostic model generation and validation, and provide tools to assess FM quality/performance e.g., fault containment regions (FCRs) and false positive/negative (FP/FN) rates. Okean Solutions proposes to improve fault management (FM) system modeling and analysis by integrating their model-based fault management tool/system, called MONSID®, with JPL’s Computer Aided Engineering for Systems Architecture (CAESAR) platform. The innovation will create greater visibility into the FM process and lower the barriers to entry for users who are not FM experts. The combined capability will advance the practice of FM to ultimately decrease labor and schedule costs while ensuring FM system robustness and appropriateness. The main application is FM design and software development. This could also be used in I&T and operations phases to update onboard FM models and in support of recovery operations.

Potential NASA Applications

A MONSID adaptor for CAESAR can support FM development in current and future programs, providing rapid model development and improving HW/SW trade accuracy and efficiency for fault containment, and FM performance analyses. It is applicable to a broad range of NASA missions that leverage model-based systems engineering tools. Such missions include CubeSats (Lunar Flashlight, SunRISE), Trident, Mars Sample Return, and others from near-Earth to interplanetary, risk-adverse, and experimental.

NASA SBIR PROGRAM 2021 Phase I Awards by the Numbers. Credit NASA.

NASA has selected 365 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Credits: NASA

Potential Non-NASA Applications

MONSID and CAESAR are both model-based and application agnostic. The combination of these tools makes it applicable to a wide variety of DoD, ESA, JAXA and commercial programs. This innovation can be adapted to other modeling environments to streamline and accelerate FM design and development practices. Industries including aerospace, automotive, and chemical can all benefit from this technology.

View the full Okean Solutions / MONSID proposal summary at