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Field Mistuning Inspection Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73064
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-183-0433
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BLADE DIAGNOSTICS CORP.
6688 Kinsman Road Pittsburgh, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Field Mistuning Inspection Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-2567
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

Blade Diagnostics Corporation proposes to study the feasibility of developing a field mistuning tool and an associated approach for managing the mistuning problem in integrally bladed rotors (IBRs). The field inspection tool will determine the frequencies of individual blades in IBRs using the methods developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The tool will be a faster, automated version of the machine now used for this purpose at CMU and will consist of computer controlled vibrometers, software, and an internet connection to a data/knowledge base. The measurement machine will use CMU developed software to project how the IBR will vibrate when in the engine and will tell the operator that the IBR is acceptable or needs refurbishing. The machine would be used when the part is first manufactured and at regular inspection intervals. The resulting data will characterize how mistuning changes with usage and can be used with probabilistic methods for prognostics to help manage the fleet and reduce the likelihood of HCF failures.

Principal Investigator:

Drew Feiner
VicePresident,Technical Development
4129013467
DrewFeiner@BladeDiagnostics.com

Business Contact:

Linda N. Griffin
President and CEO
4124229730
LindaNGriffin@BladeDiagnostics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BLADE DIAGNOSTICS CORP.
6688 Kinsman Road Pittsburgh, PA 15217

EIN/Tax ID: 201757718
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No