Verus Research Posts New Win on Model-Based Spacecraft Fault Identification

The Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded Verus Research a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract for the next iteration of Verus Research’s Satellite Software for Anomaly Monitoring (Sat-SAM) software.  This 2-year, $1 million effort will culminate in ground software that intakes satellite telemetry and runs analysis to detect, predict, and identify causal indicators for failures and anomalies.

To effect this outcome, Verus Research will work to improve our multivariate machine learning models, pattern recognition models, and correlation analysis to identify those causal relationships and trends with the outcomes depicted in our Sat-SAM user interface.

Verus Research’s academic partner, the University of Colorado Boulder, will work in parallel on model-based fault identification algorithms. Then, as the Verus Research team moves from concepts on the ground to implementation in space, the new and improved Sat-SAM software will run live on AFRL’s Navigation Technology Satellite-3 (NTS-3) flight experiment later this year.