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Data Sciences Group Partners with UC Berkeley Startup Marketplace to Bring the Inductive Monitoring System into the Classroom
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Data Sciences Group Partners with UC Berkeley Startup Marketplace to Bring the Inductive Monitoring System into the Classroom

The Inductive Monitoring System (IMS) has been selected by UC Berkeley graduate student group through the Technology Transfer University (T2U) program for a startup marketplace project. IMS is an Ames-developed systems health monitoring application used on the International Space Station (ISS). T2U brings real-world, NASA-proven technologies like IMS into the classroom. Business students create market assessments and business plans to hone their abilities by working with technologies from NASA’s high-tech patent portfolio. They also receive access to the NASA scientists and innovators behind the technologies, giving them a unique look into the fine-grained details of the technology they are working on. The program has already generated a successful license and new commercial product: The Juntura Group is a startup company formed by business school students who are currently licensing a NASA-patented sensor originally developed to inspect windows on the space shuttle.

BACKGROUND: The Inductive Monitoring System (IMS) is a general-purpose anomaly detection tool that uses data mining techniques to establish a baseline of normal behavior for the monitored system derived from archived telemetry. IMS then uses that baseline to identify off-normal behavior in real-time telemetry, potentially prior to any caution and warning annunciation for the system. IMS has been deployed in several NASA aeronautics and space applications, including ongoing operations in the International Space Station (ISS) flight control room at Johnson Space Center (JSC), and has had numerous commercial deployments via NASA tech partnerships. Current IMS development projects include system health monitoring for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs - drones) under the Autonomy Teaming and TRAjectories for Complex Trusted Operational Reliability (ATTRACTOR) project and System-Wide Safety (SWS) Program, and for Artemis launch support equipment at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) through the NASA@Work Program.

Through the T2U program, NASA field centers across the country engage business schools and hundreds of students each year. T2U helps educating young entrepreneurs, tomorrow's industry leaders, about the benefits of using federal government research and development assets in commercial applications.

TEAM: Ilya Avrekh, Vijay Baskaran, Kevin Bradner, Pat Castle, David Iverson, Nikunj Oza, Lilly Spirkovska, William Taylor, and Shawn Wolfe

POINT OF CONTACT: Dave Iverson, david.l.iverson@nasa.gov

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