The company develops in West Virginia high tech for NASA

WHALL HALL, W.Va. (AP) – Scott Zemerick watched a simulation of SLS NASS (Space Launch System) with a TV screen.

He took it towards the video as he showed the rocket going through his flight steps.

The simulation was part of a press conference at Katherine Johnson IV & V Facility on Wednesday to discuss the software that will be used on SLS, which is NASA's replacement of Space Shuttle.

As a result of the recent NASA Small Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, the team of TMC Technologies of West Virginia (TMC) engineers and scientists developed a mini compiler and new software to ensure that space flight software operates safely and that effectively as possible.

OUTLIER calls out, the new software works in parallel with a mini-mixer called "Gargantua."

TMC "is a" Smart Fail Management "system that provides a type of artificial energy or learning machine, data science and machine type that can easily donate" what happens ".

Zemerick talked about the use of SLS, and NASA will be the "most powerful rocket" ever built and "will allow the sprayers to start their journey to improve destinations in the solar system. "

"This will be implemented to help ensure that the software does what it has to do," said Zemerick, a program manager with TMC.

He has a lot of confidence in OUTLIER, which began to apply to SLS in the next six months.

"We did some prototype and some initial work," he said. He thought he had many abilities.

"OUTLIER is very important as it helps the person to analyze many and many flight software data that can not be analyzed by one person," he said. "There are so many details, people can not do it. It's got computers to do it."

He said that OUTLIER has tried to prevent problems – such as a failed sensor – from which to develop and capture them soon.

Dr Max Spolaor, Chief Scientist and Chief Investigator of the TMC, noted the importance of OUTLIER.

"I believe it's very big in the field," he said. "We call Smart Bug Management as we are trying to use these techniques and concepts from emerging technologies, so it's something new that has not been done and that it has been proven as a very strong and very effective tool. useful. "

According to TMC, "fault management" is a process detecting, isolating and solving multiple network or network problems.

Spolaor noted that many data have been generated.

"And when we generate that data, we also call these failures cases," he said. "Then we can analyze how the flight software reacts with these things, and we can prevent them from happening."

"We want to prevent and mitigate these failures and anomalies and try to capture them now rather than in space when flying."

He thought it was applicable to other areas such as cyberliness and security of countries.

M.J. had an instrumental role. Durst, Blacksville, a senior person at WVU and an intern with TMC with "Gargantua."

"I was the starting point of the research when I made a very basic concept of concept, and then it showed them to ensure that it was working and then since I had optimized the software it came out," he said .

Zemerick says Gargantua is "a series of high-advanced Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) workstations (GPU) workstations designed specifically to handle the strict processing and strict processing applications of engineering, OUTLIER must do the spatial software . "

"Theoretical quoted benchmarking, 16 teraFLOPs at Gargantua TMC-built, has"

Zemerick said in a press release. "In simpler terms, our mini compeller can perform 16 billion operations per second."

TMC is described as an West Virginia-based information technology services company focusing on the space, protection, justice, cyber, energy, and natural / climate resources sectors. NASA is one of its customers.


Information from: Times West Virginian,


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