Automated Contingency Management for Water Recycling System



Published Sep 24, 2018
Shijie Tang Guangxing Niu Bin Zhang Ash Thakker Santiago Vivanco Rodney Martin Craig Moore


To enable effective management, planning, and operations for future missions that involve a crewed space habitat, operational support must be migrated from Earth to the habitat. Intelligent System Health Management technologies (ISHM) promise to enable the future space habitats to increase the safety and mission success while minimizing operational risks. In this paper, Water Recycling System (WRS) deployed at NASA Ames Research Center's Sustainability Base is used for verification and validation of the proposed solution. Our work includes the development of the WRS simulation model based on its dynamic physical characteristics and the design of Automatic Contingency Management (ACM) framework that integrates fault diagnosis and optimization. In WRS modeling, a nominal model with fault injectors is developed. Fault detection and isolation techniques are then developed for isolating causes and identifying the severity of the faults. Dynamic Programming (DP) based fault mitigation strategies are designed to accommodate the faults in the system. A series of simulations are presented with different fault modes and the results indicate that the proposed ACM system can alleviate the fault in the WRS optimally regarding energy consumption and effects of the fault.

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Tang, S., Niu, G., Zhang, B., Thakker, A., Vivanco, S., Martin, R., & Moore, C. (2018). Automated Contingency Management for Water Recycling System. Annual Conference of the PHM Society, 10(1).
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Automated Contingency Management, life support system, water recycling system, dynamic programming, Fault diagnosis and prognosis

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