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General Purpose Data-Driven System Monitoring for Space Operations

Shared by MARK SCHWABACHER, updated on Feb 01, 2013


Author(s) :
David L. Iverson, Rodney Martin, Mark Schwabacher, Lilly Spirkovska, William Taylor, Ryan Mackey, J. Patrick Castle, Vijayakumar Baskaran

Modern space propulsion and exploration system designs are becoming increasingly
sophisticated and complex. Determining the health state of these systems using traditional methods is becoming more difficult as the number of sensors and component interactions grows. Data-driven monitoring techniques have been developed to address these issues by
analyzing system operations data to automatically characterize normal system behavior. The Inductive Monitoring System is a data-driven system health monitoring software tool that has been successfully applied to several aerospace applications. Inductive Monitoring System uses a data mining technique called clustering to analyze archived system data and characterize
normal interactions between parameters. This characterization, or model, of nominal operation is stored in a knowledge base that can be used for real-time system monitoring or
for analysis of archived events. Ongoing and developing Inductive Monitoring System space operations applications include International Space Station flight control, spacecraft vehicle
system health management, launch vehicle ground operations, and fleet supportability. As a common thread of discussion this paper will employ the evolution of the Inductive Monitoring
System data-driven technique as related to several Integrated Systems Health Management elements. Thematically, the projects listed will be used as case studies. The maturation of Inductive Monitoring System via projects where it has been deployed or is currently being
integrated to aid in fault detection will be described. The paper will also explain how Inductive Monitoring System can be used to complement a suite of other Integrated System Health Management tools, providing initial fault detection support for diagnosis and recovery.

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Publication Name
Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication
Publication Location
Volume 9, No. 2
Year Published


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