FRIGATE: Auto-Generated Failure Recovery Plans

Human-rated space systems – everything from launch vehicles to spacesuits to surface habitats to lunar rovers – require extensive failure recovery planning to deal with the risks of operating in the unforgiving environment of space. For a given failure scenario, recovery planning must account for key systems like life support, navigation, propulsion, and communication.

The next generation of space missions will be long-lasting. The original failure response plans will require repeated review and updates to ensure that they are up-to-date with the system configuration. As mission duration and complexity increases, managing the propagation of design changes to failure recovery plans will require an unsustainable expenditure of human time, effort, re-training and support. 

Enter FRIGATE, an innovative leap in failure response planning. FRIGATE drastically reduces the amount of effort to manage change in human-rated space systems.