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Seeking: Fault detection and prognosis technologies image of Artemis spacecraft

The Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is seeking a variety of technologies in Fault Detection and Prognosis. Investigating alternatives in fault detection of buildings, cryogenic tanks and batteries are of high interest.


NASA is currently preparing for extensive lunar missions, i.e. the Artemis missions, over the coming years with the overall goal of establishing a long-term human presence on the Moon and exploration beyond to Mars and Venus. The Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate has a desire to enhance their knowledge of closed loop control systems in isolation and intervention recovery as it relates to fault detection in the lunar environment. These will be particularly important for systems that are autonomous or operate under extended periods without human intervention or monitoring.


  • Solutions that are late stage TRLs
  • Predictive technologies that diagnose faults and can keep infrastructure operational


Possible Solution Areas

The areas of application could include any of the following examples:

  • Structural health monitoring for infrastructure and buildings
  • Cryogenic storage leak detection
  • Battery prognostics
  • Spacecraft control moment gyro monitoring
  • Aircraft engine health monitoring
  • Dynamic behavior modeling


Desired Outcome of the Solution

Potential collaboration on technology that is able to monitor lunar infrastructure.

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Photo Credit: NASA/GRC/Jef Janis

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