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Inductive Monitoring System Delivered to United Launch Alliance

The most recent version of Code TI’s Inductive Monitoring System (IMS) has been delivered to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) for analysis of launch systems operations data. The ARC Technology Partnerships Division arranged a software usage agreement with ULA for the IMS ver. 7.4 software package. The 7.4 software package includes the Outlier Detection Via Estimating Clusters (ODVEC) algorithm currently in use for International Space Station (ISS) flight control, and the IMS Classic algorithm, along with enhanced system context handling, data management, and visualization capabilities.

BACKGROUND: The Inductive Monitoring System (IMS) is an Ames-developed systems health-monitoring software application that uses data mining techniques to establish a baseline of normal behavior for the monitored system that is automatically derived from archived data. IMS then employs that baseline to identify off-normal behavior in real-time telemetry or archived data files. The majority of IMS development was performed to support Johnson Space Center (JSC) mission operations, but it has since been enhanced and extended for the ARC/JSC Autonomous Mission Operations demonstrations and the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) 21st Century Launch Systems program. IMS has also had a successful technology transfer history with multiple licensees in the aerospace and energy industries, including InStep Software, CEMsol Engineering, and Aware Technologies.

PROGRAM FUNDING: JSC Intercenter Task Agreement supported by the International Space Station, Space Shuttle Program, and the JSC Mission Evaluation Room. Partial funding comes from the Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO/A4O) Project, Advanced Explorations Systems (AES) Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD).

TEAM: IMS ver. 7.4 developers: Ilya Avrekh (MCT), David Iverson, and Shawn Wolfe

POC: David Iverson,

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