Okean Solutions selected for a NASA SBIR Program Phase II award

Published: February 18, 2022

Last updated: June 15, 2022

Okean Solutions announces we have been awarded a Phase II contract through NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research program, or SBIR.

The Okean Solutions project, Fault Management Analysis Tool For Model Centric Systems Engineering, is one of four selected in the Autonomous Systems for Space Exploration focus area and one of two from Washington State.

Read the NASA SBIR press release from April 28, 2022...

From the 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 fault management (FM) systems, enable rapid diagnostic model generation and validation, and provide tools to perform FM analyses and trades e.g., fault containment regions (FCRs), redundancy management, and sensor placement.

Okean Solutions proposes to significantly improve 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 manually intensive and error-prone tasks and schedule costs while ensuring FM system robustness and appropriateness.

The main application is FM analyses as well as design and software development. This could also be used in Integration and Test (I&T) and operational phases to update onboard FM models and in support of recovery operations. By integrating with CAESAR, Okean Solutions sees unique opportunities to increase visibility and the number of users of the MONSID toolset as well as to provide more functionality for CAESAR.

Potential NASA Applications

A MONSID adapter for CAESAR can support FM development in current and future programs, providing rapid model development, 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 Europa Clipper, Mars Sample Retrieval Lander, Psyche, CubeSats (INSPIRE, SunRISE), and future missions from near-Earth to interplanetary, risk-averse, and experimental.

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 / MONSID proposal summary at SBIR.NASA.gov...

Tags: NASA, SBIR, Autonomous Systems for Space Exploration, Fault Management Analysis Tool, Model Centric Systems Engineering, complex fault management (FM) systems, Integration and Test (I&T), Computer Aided Engineering for Systems Architecture (CAESAR), FM design and development, aerospace, automotive, chemical