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Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) Technology Demonstration Project Final ReportIntegrated System Health Management (ISHM) is an essential capability that will be required to enable upcoming explorations mission systems such as the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) and Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV), as well as NASA aeronautics missions. However, the lack of flight experience and available test platforms have held back the infusion by NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of ISHM technologies into future space and aeronautical missions. To address this problem, a pioneer project was conceived to use a high-performance aircraft as a low-cost proxy to develop, mature, and verify the effectiveness of candidate ISHM technologies. Given the similarities between spacecraft and aircraft, an F/A-18 currently stationed at Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) was chosen as a suitable host platform for the test bed. This report describes how the test bed was conceived, how the technologies were integrated on to the aircraft, and how these technologies were matured during the project. It also describes the lessons learned during the project and a forward path for continued work.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Mackey, Ryan (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Iverson, David (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Pisanich, Greg (QSS Group, Inc. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Toberman, Mike (NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
Hicks, Ken (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 2006
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 21-723-27-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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