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An Integrated Control and Diagnostic System for Marine Diesel Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70054
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-079-1119
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Barron Associates, Inc.
1410 Sachem Place Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: An Integrated Control and Diagnostic System for Marine Diesel Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-04-M-0084
Award Amount: $69,898.00
 

Abstract:

A primary obstacle that must be overcome in order for unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to be able to provide valuable service to the fleet is the need for maintenance personnel onboard the vessel. Failure of a single key component that could easily be replaced or repaired on a manned vessel could cause an USV to have to abort its mission or, perhaps, require a manned vessel to put itself and its crew at risk to retrieve or repair the USV. It is therefore desirable to develop an enhanced automated control system for diesel engines that can perform diagnostics and self-maintenance. Barron Associates, Inc. (BAI) and its subcontractor, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), propose to develop such an automated system by leveraging BAI's generic diagnostic algorithms and SwRI's marine diesel engine control systems expertise and research facilities. To provide a marine diesel engine system that meets the requirements of this SBIR program, development tasks may be partitioned into three categories: (1) design a diesel engine configuration and control system for high fuel efficiency and durability; (2) incorporate a diagnostic system that can detect and isolate faults and take appropriate action; and (3) extend all scheduled maintenance intervals to at least 1,000 hours.

Principal Investigator:

Jason O. Burkholder
Research Scientist
4349731215
burkholder@barron-associates.com

Business Contact:

B. E. Parker
Chairman
4349731215
barron@barron-associates.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BARRON ASSOC., INC.
1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22901

EIN/Tax ID: 541243694
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No