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Company Information:

Company Name:
Impact Technologies, LLC
Address:
200 Canal View Blvd
Rochester, NY
Phone:
(585) 627-1923
URL:
EIN:
161567136
DUNS:
73955507
Number of Employees:
112
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $11,306,186.00 131
SBIR Phase II $50,022,541.00 77
STTR Phase I $1,227,124.00 15
STTR Phase II $4,716,396.00 8

Award List:

Prognostic Enhancements to Diagnostic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,923.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer
Abstract:
Not Available The objective of this SBIR project is to develop a compact, efficient Extreme Ultra-Violet (EUV) radiation source for application to advanced sub-0.1micron lithography. The EUV radiation is produced by a dense plasma focus (DPF) discharge driven by a pulsed, high current source. … More

Mechanical Diagnostic Technique Qualification and Validation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,852.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer
Abstract:
Not Available The availability of large amount format, multicolor, staring infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPA¿s) is of utmost importance for DOD mission for the next millennium. Due to its bandgap tunability in the entire IR range and its high quantum efficiency, HgCdTe is the material of choice… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,867.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Micheal J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,921.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
N/a

Kinetic Energy Kill Vehicles and Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory, propose the development and implementation of component level strategies and system level architectures for integrated shipboard prognostics capable of predicting criticalequipment component failures and enabling… More

In-Line Health Monitoring System for Aircraft Hydraulic Pumps & Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Manager of R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies proposes to develop and demonstrate a monitoring system that assesses the health of aircraft hydraulic pumps and motors. The approach described herein includes performance models, feature level fusion, and adaptive modeling forestimating degradation through the collection of… More

NAVY TOPIC: N00-001 A Design Definition Tool for Optimizing Health Management System Requirements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
The following program will develop an advanced Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) system design tool that integrates a model-based FMECA methodology with state-of-the-art PHM system strategies directly linked to downstream Life Cycle Costs (LCC). Anautonomous PHM system optimization will seek… More

NAVY TOPIC: N00-001 A Design Definition Tool for Optimizing Health Management System Requirements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,527.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
The following program will develop an advanced Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) system design tool that integrates a model-based FMECA methodology with state-of-the-art PHM system strategies directly linked to downstream Life Cycle Costs (LCC). Anautonomous PHM system optimization will seek… More

Prognosis/Diagnostics for improved Gas Turbine Engine reliability and maintainability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,945.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with GE Aircraft Engines, Pratt & Whitney and Spectro Inc., propose the development, implementation and validation of diagnostic and prognostic (D&P) technologies specifically designed for real-time, automated healthassessment of oil-wetted components in gas… More

Real-Time Monitoring of Turbine Engine Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,310.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Pratt & Whitney, proposes the development of real-time engine test facility monitoring and diagnostic software that is capable of model-based fault detection of engine sensor signals using an economically adaptedreduced-order engine model tuned from test cell… More

Prognostic Enhancements to Diagnostic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,830.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies in cooperation with the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University propose the development and implementation of a commercial software program to impartially evaluate the performance and effectiveness of CBMtechnologies. A software product called the CBM Metrics… More

Advanced Engine Test Cell Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Micheal Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies in cooperation with Sytronics propose the development of an advanced engine test cell troubleshooting and diagnostic system that is capable of statistical anomaly detection of engine sensor signals, mechanical and performance-baseddiagnostics, and vibration image fault… More

Advanced Engine Test Cell Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,468.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Micheal Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies in cooperation with Sytronics propose the development of an advanced engine test cell troubleshooting and diagnostic system that is capable of statistical anomaly detection of engine sensor signals, mechanical and performance-baseddiagnostics, and vibration image fault… More

Tools For Predictive Assessment of Structural Integrity of Complex Mechanical Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,782.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the Penn State ARL, propose the development and validation of prognostic tools for predicting the remaining useful life of complex mechanical systems through fusion of stochastic physics-based failure mode models,relevant system or component level health… More

Prognostic Enhancements to Diagnostic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies in cooperation with the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University propose the development and implementation of a commercial software program to impartially evaluate the performance and effectiveness of CBMtechnologies. A software product called the CBM Metrics… More

A Low Cost Engine Monitoring System for Real Time Propulsion System Malfunction Detection and Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,375.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the Boeing Company, propose the development of a low cost health monitoring system for propulsion system malfunction detection, diagnosis and risk assessment that can be retrofitted to legacy commercial aircraft. Proven sensor validation algorithms will be… More

Optimizing Prognostic and Health Management System Designs for the Joint Strike Fighter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,484.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
"The proposed program is focused specifically on developing and optimizing advanced Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) system designs for various Joint Strike Fighter aircraft systems and subsystems. A PHM design optimization tool developed under aseparate program will be utilized to examine… More

NAVY TOPIC: An Automated Contingency Management Design and Development Test Bench

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,895.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the Boeing Phantom Works and the Georgia Institute of Technology, propose the development of a software simulation Test Bench specifically focused on the design, development and implementation of AutomatedContingency Management (ACM) technologies for… More

Prognostics/Diagnostics for Improved Gas Turbine Engine Reliability and Maintainability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,802.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies, in cooperation with GE Aircraft Engines, Rolls Royce and UDRI/UES, propose to develop, implement and validate specific diagnostic and prognostic (D&P) technologies designed for real-time, automated health assessment of oil-wettedcomponents in gas turbine engines. Various… More

Real-Time Monitoring of Gas Turbine Engine Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$297,445.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies proposes to develop and implement an integrated sensor validation software module that is capable of signal processing-based and model-based fault detection of sensor signals from F-100 engine test cell measurements. This advancedengine test cell monitoring software will… More

Advanced Ultra-High Frequency Vibration Monitoring for Improved Turbine Engine Diagnostics and Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Manager of R & D
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Epoch Engineering, Rolls Royce, and Honeywell propose to develop and demonstrate a unique vibration monitoring system that integrates high fidelity, acoustic emissions data from a laser interferometer withintelligent feature extraction and fault isolation… More

Real-Time Health Management Supervisors for Autonomous Fault Detection/Accommodation and Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Research Institution:
Georgia Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
George Vachtsevanos
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology, propose the development of an autonomous health management supervisory software capable of fault detection, isolation and accommodation utilizing adaptable models implementedthroughout all regimes of vehicle operation. … More

Broadband Impedance Spectroscopy Sensor for Real-time In-situ Analysis of Fluid System Health

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Manager of Research
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies LLC, in collaboration with the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory, proposes to develop and demonstrate a fluid quality monitoring system based upon broadband impedance spectroscopy. The approach described herein includes prototypesensor design, signal processing,… More

A Generic Prognostic Toolkit for Characterizing Failure Progression Rates

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,657.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies proposes to develop and demonstrate a generic software modeling tool that integrates advanced stochastic failure mode modeling, measured failure progression rate features and inspection data, and available experience bases, to enablethe predictive part of Prognostics and Health… More

An Integrated, Mission-Based Logistics and Maintenance Simulation Environment for Optimizing Air Vehicle LCC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,841.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
"In response to the USAF's Small Business Innovative Research Topic AF02-243, Impact Technologies in cooperation with the Boeing Company and Battelle, propose to develop an integrated mission simulation environment software tool directly linked withlogistics and maintenance support cost models, data… More

An Integrated System Design and Maintenance Modeling Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies proposes an Integrated System Design and Maintenance Modeling Tool (ISDMMT) for automating and optimizing the prescription element associated with prognostic information used to facilitate condition based maintenance (CBM). The ISDMMTconsists of a core real-time distributed… More

Intelligent Embedded Diagnostics and Open Architecture for Future Avionics Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Manager, Research & Devel
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Honeywell Defense Avionics Systems, proposes to develop and demonstrate improved on-board embedded diagnostics for avionics as well as open communications architectures that enable information continuity betweenon-board and off-board systems or maintenance… More

Techniques and Models to Enhance RUL Prognostics and Fault Detection in Mechanical Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Project Manager
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies proposes to develop a suite of Statistical Influence Models (SIMs) and fusion techniques for enhancing physics-based prognostic models and calibrating them in the presence of various forms of fault detection or state awareness inaircraft mechanical systems. While the robustness… More

Fault-to-Failure Progression Modeling of Propulsion System and Drive Train Bearings for Prognostic and Useful Performance Life Remaining Predictions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rolf Orsagh, Project Manager
Abstract:
"In response to SBIR topic N02-195, Impact Technologies, in cooperation with RLW, propose to develop and demonstrate a multi-disciplinary prognostic and health management (PHM) approach specifically designed for real-time, automated remaining useful lifeassessments of propulsion system and drive… More

Prognostic Models and Remaining Life Predictions for Flight Control Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,886.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Manager, Research & Devel
Abstract:
"Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Boeing Phantom Works and Moog Inc., proposes to develop and demonstrate a prognostic modeling paradigm for use with actuator fault detection to failure progression. Actuators are complex mechanisms utilized invarious aircraft systems from flight control… More

Advanced, Ultra-High Frequency Vibration Monitoring for Improved Turbine Engine Diagnostics and Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Manager, Research & Devel
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Epoch Engineering, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls Royce/Allison, is currently developing a unique health management system that integrates high fidelity, vibration and acoustic emissions data with advanced featureextraction and fault isolation algorithms to… More

A Dynamic Failure Mode Simulation Environment (FMECA++) for EHM Design and Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Pratt & Whitney, propose the development of a dynamic failure mode and effects simulation environment (FMECA++) specifically focused on the design and analysis of EHM technologies for legacy and new acquisitionengines. The proposed FMECA++ design tool will… More

Intelligent Embedded Diagnostics and Open Architecture for Future Avionics Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,824.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Director of R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Honeywell, is developing improved embedded diagnostics for avionics as well as open communications architectures that enable information continuity between on-board and off-board systems. Within this paradigmshift approach, embedded diagnostics improvements… More

Techniques and Models to Enhance RUL Prognostics and Fault Detection in Mechanical Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Northrop Grumman, propose to develop a Remaining Useful Life (RUL) Prognostics Test Bench that can be used by PHM system developers for rigorously analyzing vehicle prognostic approaches in terms of overallprediction accuracy, modeling/measurement… More

Prognostic Models and Diagnostic Software Package for Actuator Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,810.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Director of R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies proposes to develop an automated reasoning software package for prognostics and health management (PHM) of flight control actuators. Actuators are complex mechanisms utilized in various aircraft systems from flight control surfaces tolanding gear, cargo doors and weapon systems.… More

Fault-to-Failure Progression Modeling for Propulsion and Drive Train Clutch Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Research and De
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Rolls Royce, proposes to develop and demonstrate a prognostic modeling paradigm for use with drive train components. Drive train and clutch systems on modern weapons platforms are highly dynamic and have thepotential for high load densities due to compact… More

An Integrated Modeling and Fault Simulation Environment for Analyzing Aircraft Subsystem Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,904.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Honeywell Engines and Systems and The Mathworks, propose the development of a software simulation environment specifically focused on the integrated modeling aspect required for rigorously evaluating the failuremode interactions between all subsystems and… More

A Generic Prognostics Software Module for Characterizing Failure Progression in Gears

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with AERA and FractureAnalysis Consultants, propose the development and implementationof generic gear prognostics software tool set and an associatedset of testing/verification tasks that will provide comprehensivegear prognostics for helicopter drive trains. The… More

A Generic Prognostics Software Module for Characterizing Failure Progression in Gears

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with AERA and FractureAnalysis Consultants, propose the development and implementationof generic gear prognostics software tool set and an associatedset of testing/verification tasks that will provide comprehensivegear prognostics for helicopter drive trains. The… More

Prognostic Health Assessment System for Aircraft Engine Nozzles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,826.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director of Research & De
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Luna Innovations, proposes to develop and demonstrate a prognostic health assessment system for aircraft engine nozzles and their associated actuation components. Modern aircraft deployed in limited runwaysituations have specific requirements for Short… More

An Integrated Modeling and Fault Simulation Environment for Analyzing Aircraft Subsystem Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the Honeywell F-35 PTMS development team, propose the development, customization and implementation of a software simulation environment specifically focused on the integrated modeling of the F-35 PTMS (PowerThermal Management System), but can be applied… More

Intelligent Software Agents for Data Driven Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Research Institution:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
Hendrickx Toussaint, Esq.
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes an innovative data driven prognostic system based on the integration of an Anomaly Reasoning Agent (ARA), Diagnostics Reasoning Agent (DRA), and Prognostic ReasoningAgent (PRA). With an Airborne Laser… More

An Integrated, Mission-Based Logistics and Maintenance Simulation Environment for Optimizing Air Vehicle LCC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,954.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Impact Technologies in cooperation with the Boeing Company and Battelle, propose a web-based software tool capable of performing mission-based logistics and maintenance simulation analysis and support cost modeling for managing air vehicle logistics activities and life cycle costs. The… More

An Integrated System Design and Maintenance Modeling Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rolf F. Orsagh, Manager, Monitoring Syste
Abstract:
During the follow-on Phase II effort proposed herein, Impact Technologies will lead an Integrated Product development Team (IPT) to develop and demonstrate a software tool set, including advanced maintenance reasoning technologies within an open-systems software architecture, to support a… More

Incipient Fault-to-Failure Progression Models and Software for Drive Train Clutch Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$799,665.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Director of Research & De
Abstract:
Impact Technologies (Impact), in collaboration with Rolls-Royce (RR), proposes to further develop and demonstrate a prognostic modeling and data processing paradigm for use with drive train components such as gears, bearings, shafts and clutches. Drive train and clutch systems on modern weapons… More

Intelligent Damage Identification and Prognosis for Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,664.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and GE Aircraft Engines, propose to develop a practical yet innovative damage identification and prognosis system for composite structures that uses an optimized suite of reliable COTS sensors/actuators… More

Architecture and Tool for Self-Evolving Maintenance and Operations Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,943.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advanced Program
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with the support of Lockheed Martin, proposes to develop and demonstrate a model-based software for the design and development of a Self-Evolving Maintenance Reasoner for PHM systems. Impact Technologies will develop and demonstrate a web-enabled software tool set, including… More

Optical System Health Management for the Airborne Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,972.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advanced Program
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with HR Textron and Luna Innovations, propose the development of an innovative health management system for the Airborne Laser (ABL) but applicable to optical systems in general. The Optical Health Management System or OHMS, will be both a model-based and… More

Integrated Diagnostics & Prognostics for Prediction of Aircraft Electronic System Power Supply Failures & Useful Life Remaining

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,791.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rolf F. Orsagh, Manager of Monitoring Sys
Abstract:
In response to SBIR topic N03-197, Impact Technologies, in collaboration with The Northrop Grumman Corporation and Harris Government Communications Systems (developer of electronic power supplies for the JSF), proposes to develop and demonstrate an on-board integrated diagnostic/prognostic system… More

Fault Detection in Ceramic Hybrid Bearings using ImpactEnergyT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,837.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director of R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the Timken Company, proposes the development, implementation and validation of diagnostic and prognostic (D&P) technologies specifically designed for real-time, automated health assessment of ceramic hybrid bearings. Using the team's in-depth knowledge of… More

Automated Contingency and Life Management for Integrated Propulsion and Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,962.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director of R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies and Honeywell Engines, Systems, and Services propose the development and validation of an Automated Contingency and Life Management (ACLM) system for integrated propulsion and power systems. The ACLM will integrate advanced health monitoring capabilities with engine and power… More

Software Agents for Airspace Management and Deconfliction of Networked UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Boeing Phantom Works, proposes the development of an agent-based software for airspace management and deconfliction of networked unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to optimize UAV performance while still assuring stability… More

Automated Contingency Management for Advanced Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,757.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
RI Contact:
Hendrickx Toussaint
Abstract:
Impact Technologies LLC, in cooperation the Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative Automated Contingency Management (ACM) concept for advanced propulsion systems that will provide a superior level of engine fault accommodation and optimized performance… More

An Affordable Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,919.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Lord Corporation and the Georgia Institute of Technology, propose to develop an affordable/miniaturized health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Based upon the unique requirements of UAVs, an innovative… More

Advanced Techniques for Verification and Validation of Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,836.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, propose to develop and implement an advanced, open-systems (OSA-CBM) software simulation environment for Verification and Validation (V&V) of prognostics and health management (PHM) technologies for the F-35 (JSF). The… More

Advanced Control/Diagnostic/Maintenance System for Diesel Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,870.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University, propose to develop an Integral Engine Control and Health Management System for Marine Diesel Engines that controls engine operation, monitors engine performance, executes real-time diagnostics and… More

Self-Diagnosis of Damage Criticality of Fibrous Composites Based on Multifunctional Characteristics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF DAYTON RESEARCH INSTI
RI Contact:
Robert P. Boehmer
Abstract:
The Impact Technologies, UDRI and Brown University team have successfully developed an initial concept for autonomously detecting, classifying, and predicting damage in carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites using subtle changes in the resistivity signature of the structure. The… More

A Dynamic Failure Mode Simulation Environment (FMECA++) for EHM Design and Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,258.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Pratt & Whitney and Qualtech Systems Inc., propose to develop and commercialize a simulation-based design application for dynamic failure mode and effects analysis (FMECA++) that specifically focuses on designing and verifying EHM technologies for legacy and… More

Prognostic Health Assessment System for Aircraft Engine Nozzles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,519.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director , Research and D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Luna Innovations proposes to further mature and demonstrate the Prognostics Health Monitoring (PHM) technologies developed in Phase I for on-board PHM of the Three-Bearing Swiveled Module (3BSM) of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). On the Short Take-off and… More

Intelligent Damage Identification and Prognosis for Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,769.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Based on a series of successful Phase I demonstrations, Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and GE Aircraft Engines, propose to further develop and implement an autonomous system for detecting, localizing and predicting the extent of damage… More

Automated Contingency and Life Management for Integrated Propulsion and Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,324.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Research & Deve
Abstract:
Impact Technologies and Honeywell Engines, Systems, and Services propose the development and validation of an Automated Contingency and Life Management (ACLM) system for integrated propulsion and power systems. The ACLM will combine advanced prognostic health monitoring (PHM) capabilities with… More

Integrated Diagnostics & Prognostics for Prediction of Aircraft Electronic System Power Supply Failures & Useful Life Remaining

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$699,443.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rolf F. Orsagh, Manager, Monitoring Syste
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with The Northrop Grumman Corporation and Harris Government Communications Systems (developer of electronic power supplies for the JSF), proposes to develop and demonstrate an on-board integrated diagnostic/prognostic system for assessing the remaining useful life… More

Integrated Incipient Fault Detection System for High-Performance Conventional and Ceramic Bearings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,871.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC (Impact) proposes to further develop and demonstrate diagnostic and prognostic (D&P) technologies specifically designed for real-time, automated health assessment of high-performance conventional and ceramic bearings. Bearing components play an integral role in machine… More

Self-Evolving Maintenance and Operations Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,780.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advanced Program
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), proposes to develop and demonstrate an integrated, agent-based, self-evolving maintenance reasoning system that can effectively utilize PHM system data/information and support an autonomic logistics concept. The… More

An Affordable Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with The Boeing Company and Lord Corporation, propose to develop an affordable and lightweight health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Based upon the requirements for UAV health monitoring investigated in Phase I, the… More

Automated Contingency Management for Advanced Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,815.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
RI Contact:
Ronald Hart
Abstract:
Automated Contingency Management (ACM), or the ability to confidently and autonomously adapt to fault conditions with the goal of still achieving mission objectives, can be considered the ultimate technological goal of a health management system. In an innovative Phase I STTR program, Impact… More

Integrated Rocket Motor Life Prediction System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Research and Development
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, proposes to develop an Integrated Rocket Motor Life Prediction Software System. Shelf life of missiles is limited due to aging and damage to the solid propellants. This, in turn, is due to daily and annual variation in storage conditions, shocks, stresses and transportation… More

Advanced Techniques for Verification and Validation of Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,770.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and support from various JSF system suppliers, propose to further develop and deploy an advanced, open-systems software application that provides a comprehensive resource for Verification and Validation (V&V) of… More

A Bayesian-Based Graphical Modeling Tool for Probabilistic Reliability Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,490.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advanced Programs
Abstract:
Impact Technologies proposes to develop a Matlab/SimulinkT based Probabilistic Modeling and Analysis Toolbox (P-MAT) application that provides an intuitive and information-rich modeling environment for probabilistic reliability analysis with a powerful toolset consisting of Bayesian Update, Monte… More

Fleet-Wide Variability for an Integrated Flight and Propulsion System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,474.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, in collaboration with Pratt & Whitney and Pennsylvania State University proposes the development and validation of a software tool for the analysis of robustness and performance of integrated flight and propulsion control systems. This tool will enable automated analysis of… More

Engine Maintenance Cost Modeler

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,889.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gordon S. Valentine, Manager, Maint. & Logistics Systems
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC will lead an effort that will be supported by Standard Aero, San Antonio, Texas to formulate a methodology that will extend the current maintenance cost modeling tool to account for differing time since overhauls (TSO) and differing reliabilities of engine modules. Starting… More

Model-based Shaft-Coupling PHM using Accelerometers with GearModT-Shaft Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,459.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Research & Development
Abstract:
Mechanical transmission couplings and shafts are used to transmit power in rotorcraft, Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft, land, and marine propulsion systems. These components are susceptible to degradation and failure caused by extreme loads and temperatures, misalignment, and… More

Integrated Shipboard and Shore-Based Maintenance Management Decision Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Rolls Royce Naval Marine (support letter attached) and Life Cycle Engineering (LCE), propose the development and demonstration of a shipboard and shore-based maintenance decision tool that can autonomously and optimally select and schedule maintenance… More

Autonomous Monitoring and Assessment of Sensor Data in Support of Calibration and CBM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,792.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, propose to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive sensor health assessment software product that is capable of detecting sensor faults and isolating corrupt data acquired from critical ship systems. The proposed concept is… More

Dynamic Decision Support (D2S) for Real-Time Assessment of System Health and Fault Contingency Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,854.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Honeywell Engines and Systems, propose to develop an innovative Dynamic Decision Support (D2S) concept for critical aircraft systems using simulation-based fault classifiers and adaptive contingency management techniques, which will be implemented through a… More

Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Digital Electronics Using Existing Parameters and Measurands

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,738.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
In response to SBIR topic N05-093, Impact Technologies proposes to develop and demonstrate an onboard integrated prognostics and health management (PHM) system for aircraft digital electronic boards. The proposed non-invasive PHM system, consisting primarily of advanced software and a minimal sensor… More

Model-based CAHM Software for Dynamic Self-Test of Propulsion Control System Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,655.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with our F-35 partners, proposes to develop an embedded health monitoring software package for prognostics and health management (PHM) of propulsion control system actuators using a model-based approach. This approach will feature a detailed dynamic model of the… More

Integrated Diagnostics & Prognostics for Prediction of Aircraft Electronic System Failures & Useful Life Remaining

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,794.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Director, Research & Development
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Honeywell Inc., proposes to develop and demonstrate improved on-board embedded diagnostics for avionics as well as open communications architectures that enable information continuity between on-board and off-board systems or maintenance aids. Within this… More

False Alarm Mitigation Algorithm Suite, Design Guide, and Software Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,471.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Research & Development
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with our F-35 partners, proposes to adapt and demonstrate false alarm mitigation techniques for use in Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) development and verification software. The proposed work will utilize propulsion and drivetrain development data and… More

A Plug-and-Play Module for Assessing Real-Time Mission Readiness Using Subsystem Health and Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,678.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Research & Development`
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC., in collaboration with Life Cycle Engineering, Inc., proposes to develop and demonstrate mission readiness assessment techniques using component and subsystem health indexes in an open systems architecture (OSA). The proposed work will utilize mission requirements,… More

A Stochastic Pursuit-Evasion Differential Game for Autonomous Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,599.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jianhua Ge, Project Manager
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes the development of stochastic pursuit-evasion differential games with multi-pursuers and multi-evaders. Specifically, this project will consist of 1) Development of multi-pursuit and multi-evader game… More

Imaging Acoustic Signature Analyses for Plant Turbo-machinery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director of Research & Development
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory, proposes to develop and demonstrate an automated, acoustic sensing based machinery condition monitoring system for operation in a plant environment. Utilizing advanced sensor design, unique and innovative signal… More

Stochastic Pursuit-Evasion Differential Games for Autonomous Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,809.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Project Manager
Abstract:
Based on the problem formulation for pursuit-evasion differential game with the payoff of the optimal capture time and innovative multi-pursuers multi-evaders differential game techniques developed in Phase I, Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of technology, propose… More

Integrated Rocket Motor Life Prediction System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,710.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, R & D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC is developing and demonstrating an Integrated Rocket Motor Life Prediction Software System called mLIFET. Shelf life of missiles is limited due to aging and damage to solid propellants, which results from environmental related variations in storage conditions, shocks,… More

Shaft-Coupling PHM using Accelerometers with GearModT-Shaft Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,793.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Research and De
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Goodrich and Pratt & Whitney proposes to further mature and demonstrate the Prognostics Health Monitoring (PHM) technologies developed in Phase I for on-board PHM of the shaft-coupling designed for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). In addition, Impact and its… More

Workscope Optimization for Engine Repair and Overhaul

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,223,641.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
G. S. Valentine, Manager, Maint. & Logisti
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Standard Aero and Northrop Grumman, will lead an effort to develop a web-based software tool capable of optimizing the maintenance repair and overhaul work scopes associated with gas turbine engines that yield realistic cost estimates on a per engine flying… More

A Plug-and-Play Module for Assessing Real-Time Mission Readiness Using Subsystem Health and Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,726.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
G. S. Valentine, Manager, Maint. & Logisti
Abstract:
Impact Technologies LLC proposes to develop and demonstrate a system for mission readiness assessment using component and subsystem health indices in an open systems architecture (OSA). The proposed work will utilize mission requirements, component health states, and available models to develop a… More

FAST PHMT - An Integrated Process and False Alarm Mitigation Design Tool for PHM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$400,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Research and De
Abstract:
Impact Technologies proposes to develop an open-interface software module encapsulating the algorithms and statistical analysis package used in verification software test environment. Developments include system-engineering analysis to identify the additional technical and procedural sources of… More

Integrated Diagnostics & Prognostics for Prediction of Aircraft Electronic System Failures & Useful Life Remaining

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,861.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rolf F. Orsagh, Manager, Monitoring Syste
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC (Impact) proposes to further develop and demonstrate PHM solutions for mixed mode radio frequency / digital (RF/D) electronic systems. The monitoring and software package incorporates an innovative approach utilizing existing system operational data, anomalous event… More

Automated, Intelligent Life-Cycle Cost Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,567.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
DoD is continually focusing on improving weapon system affordability through the use of automated, integrated computer systems dedicated to advanced logistics and support concepts, yet current cost models for acquisition, development and operations/support are typically performed independently and… More

Fault Diagnostics, Prognostics and Self Healing Control of Navy Electric Machinery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,810.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Romer, Director, Engineering
Research Institution:
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP.
RI Contact:
Shelly Ziegler
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, collaborating with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, propose to develop and demonstrate a real-time diagnostic and prognostic system for assessing, predicting and accommodating for faults/failures of critical electric power system components… More

Gearbox Corrosion PHM via Oil Condition Sensing and Model Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,512.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, R&D
Abstract:
Continued development of compact, high-reduction ratio gearboxes, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lift Fan Gearbox, relies on the use of advanced steel alloys and high-temperature fracture-tough coatings to create gear configurations with low noise and vibration characteristics. All gearbox… More

Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,800.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and its industrial partners, Honeywell Laboratories and General Dynamics, is proposing to investigate and develop an integrated framework for collaboration among Autonomous Unmanned Systems (UMS), in which multiple… More

Continuous Power Assurance for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,823.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advanced Programs
Abstract:
Impact Technologies LLC, with the support of Honeywell Aerospace, propose to develop and demonstrate innovative enhancements to existing power assurance methods for the T55-714A engine. The development team will build off the proven success of the Aviation Diagnostic and Engine Prognostic (ADEPT)… More

JSF Fleet Manager: an Automated Reasoner for Aircraft Operational Availability Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,725.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advanced Program
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC proposes to develop and demonstrate the use of an automated reasoner to provide decision-making support for fleet management of military aircraft. The proposed work will adhere to open-systems architecture (OSA) standards and utilize operational data downloaded from each… More

Corrosion Modeling and Life Prediction Supporting Structural Prognostic Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,952.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advanced Programs
Abstract:
Objective: Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Ohio State University (OSU) and with the support of Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, propose to develop a novel framework for corrosion prognosis addressing corrosion initiation and differentiation physics of failure models, imperfect… More

Methodologies for Integration of Prognostic Health Management Systems with Maintenance Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,854.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the USAF's premier MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) organization Standard Aero, propose to develop and demonstrate an innovative software product that integrates maintenance and PHM system data to provide improved fault diagnostics and prediction of… More

Application of Silicon Carbide Photodiode Flame Temperature Sensors in an Active Combustion Pattern Factor Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,893.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with General Electric's Global Research Center, propose an intelligent pattern factor control concept that will utilize an innovative Silicon Carbide photodiode-based UV Flame Temperature Sensor (FTS) in an adaptive/learning controller that can compensate for… More

Very High Frequency Vibration Monitoring System for Accessory Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,852.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the major propulsion engine manufacturers (OEMs) propose to develop and demonstrate a unique very high frequency vibration monitoring system that integrates various vibro-acoustic data with intelligent feature extraction and fault isolation algorithms to… More

Automated Health Management for Gas Turbine Engine Accessory Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,560.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington., Director of R&D
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC proposes to develop embeddable software modules for autonomous health management of gas turbine engine accessory components, including actuators, valves, pumps, APUs, and other auxiliary components. As part of the proposed approach, customized physical models will be… More

Advanced System Level Durability Analysis, Prediction and Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,757.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with the support from our commercialization partner General Dynamics Land Systems, propose the development and demonstration of a suite of integrated computer modeling/simulation tools that can perform detailed durability and fatigue life predictions on ground vehicle subsystems… More

Generating Correlated Corrosion Life Predictions from Affordable Accelerated Test Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,789.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advanced Programs
Abstract:
Impact Technologies LLC, in collaboration with the Ohio State Fontana Corrosion Center, proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative multi-scale Bayesian-based approach for both correlating probabilistic corrosion model predictions with accelerated test data and for definitively improving the… More

Automated 3-D Terrain Mission Profile Generation for CBM & Durability Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,956.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
G. S. Valentine, Manager, Maint. & Logistics Sys.
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, in collaboration with the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate a micro-surface terrain inferencing algorithm capability. This capability will ultimately be used within mission planning… More

Operational and Process Management Improvement through Implementation of In-process Manufacturing Wireless Asset Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,563.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director, of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, with support from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, proposes to develop and demonstrate a Wireless Mobile Asset Tracking (WMAT) system with integrated reasoning algorithms to monitor and locate in-process manufactured parts. Implementation will hinge on development of both… More

Automated ENCON Assessment & Optimization Decision Support Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,831.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director, Engineering
Abstract:
Energy Conservation (ENCON) measures currently employed by Navy surface combatants require labor-intensive, time-consuming data entry from which fuel curves are generated for each ship's propulsion plant machinery alignment. From these rudimentary curves optimal transit speeds, configurations, and… More

A Lightweight, In-Situ Corrosion Sensing Module (CorrSeM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,788.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Systems Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with The Boeing Company and IMR Test Labs, proposes to develop a low power, lightweight, miniature sensing device capable of sensing parameters which contribute to corrosion development in aircraft structures and components. By monitoring the primary drivers of… More

Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Afloat Information Technology (IT) and Network Services

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,805.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick W. Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Systems PHM
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Sun Microsystems, proposes to develop and deploy electronic Prognostics and Health Management (ePHM) capability for Afloat Information Technology (IT) networks and infrastructure. Working on a selected computing and data management subsystem, Impact… More

Self-Aware Processing for Adaptive Resource Optimization of Advanced Computing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,577.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and our commercialization partner Raytheon, propose to develop and demonstrate a suite of core self-aware processing technologies that can autonomously adapt available computing resources based on the real-time processing… More

A Comprehensive, Embedded Vibration Management System for In-Situ Missile Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,326.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Systems Engineering
Abstract:
In response to SBIR topic A07-023, Impact Technologies, collaborating with Allient Techsystems, Incorporated (ATK), proposes to develop and demonstrate a modular embedded vibration management platform for the collection, signal processing, real-time analysis, and reduction of vibration data. The… More

Real-Time Fault Contingency Management for Integrated Vehicle Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with support from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Honeywell, propose to develop and demonstrate a suite of real-time Fault Contingency Management (FCM) algorithms for application within an Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) system. The proposed FCM software will… More

Methodologies for Integration of Prognostic Health Management Systems with Maintenance Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,724.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott G. Valentine, Mgr., Maintenance & Logis
Abstract:
Impact Technologies propose to further develop and demonstrate an innovative software product that integrates maintenance and PHM system data to provide improved fault diagnostics and prediction of the remaining useful life of critical components. The proposed methodologies will enable the… More

Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Digital Electronics Using Existing Parameters and Measurands

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$759,834.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Syste
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC (Impact), in collaboration with Georgia Tech, and with consultation from Lockheed Martin, propose to further develop and demonstrate an embeddable diagnostic/prognostic solution for mission critical digital electronic systems present on avionic platforms, specifically… More

Gearbox Corrosion PHM via Oil Condition Sensing and Model Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Systems Enginee
Abstract:
Continued development of compact, high-reduction ratio gearboxes, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lift Fan Gearbox, relies on the use of advanced steel alloys and high-temperature fracture-tough coatings to create gear configurations with low noise and vibration characteristics. All gearbox… More

Continuous Power Assurance for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,843.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Greg Kacprzynski, Manager - Advanced Progra
Abstract:
Impact Technologies LLC, with Honeywell Aerospace as an industry partner, proposes to develop and demonstrate innovative enhancements to existing power assurance methods for the T55-714A engine. The development team will build off the proven success of the Phase I SBIR and Aviation Diagnostic and… More

Fleet-Wide Variability for an Integrated Flight and Propulsion System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,199,809.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kallappa Pattada, Principle Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, in collaboration with SC Solutions and University of California at San Diego proposes the development and testing of a software tool for the analysis of robustness and performance of integrated flight and propulsion control systems. The goal of this tool is enable the… More

JSF Fleet Manager: an Automated Reasoner for Aircraft Operational Availability Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$449,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
G. S. Valentine, Manager, Maintenance & Lo
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC proposes to further develop the use of an automated reasoner to provide decision support for fleet management of military aircraft. The proposed tool will consist of four tightly integrated components: data mining, availability assessment and maintenance optimization,… More

Integrated Shipboard and Shore-Based Maintenance Management Decision Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,536.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
G. S. Valentine, Manager, Maint. & Logisti
Abstract:
Impact Technologies propose to further develop and test a shipboard and shore-based maintenance decision tool that can autonomously and optimally select and schedule maintenance actions for Naval Ship Systems from a readiness and cost/benefit perspective. The proposed strategies will include the… More

Prognostics and Health Management for Aircraft Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,699.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Systems Engineering
Research Institution:
PENN STATE ARL
RI Contact:
Pamela Righter
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory, proposes to develop and demonstrate a prognostic health management system for aircraft batteries that accounts for environmental effects, charge/discharge characteristics, and directly compensates for battery… More

Responder Wireless Physiological Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,901.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
James E. Dzakowic, Senior Project Engineer
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the University of Rochester s Center for Future Health, propose to develop and demonstrate a truly integrated wireless physiological sensor suite and associated health monitoring software system capable of assessing first responders health status during… More

Remote Intelligent Diagnostics for Electronic Systems (RIDES)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,621.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with a world class team of information management practitioners, test equipment/TPS manufacturers, diagnostic modelers, and platform integration experts, proposes to develop and demonstrate a real-time remote diagnostics environment for SPO and OEM support of… More

High-Temperature Wireless Data Transmission Technology for Turbine Bearings & ISHM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,552.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byngton, Director, Systems Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Dr. Darrin Young of Case Western Reserve University, with oversight from turbine engine OEMs, propose to develop and demonstrate a high-temperature wireless data transmission technology for high speed bearing data with a goal of achieving a telemetry distance… More

Health Management Tools for Rocket Engine Turbomachinery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advance Programs
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, propose to develop and demonstrate foundational elements of an advanced Health Management system for Rocket engine turbopumps. The project team intends to build off of a best-in-class technology review and… More

Life Prediction Tools with Engineered Residual Stresses

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,694.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Avinash Sarlashkar, Director, Technology
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified a need for the development of predictive design tools that can be used to accurately determine the fatigue life of components containing both applied and engineered residual stresses and determine the optimal location and processing parameters for residual stress… More

Wireless Brake and Tire Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,552.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl A. Palmer, Manager, Sensing & Monitoring
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Crane Aerospace and Electronics, proposes an end to end wireless solution for aircraft brake and tire monitoring. The proposed system will serve to reduce safety risks and increase efficiency during flight and ground testing by providing long-range wireless… More

Sensor Validation for Turboshaft Engine Torque Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,895.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Systems Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies LLC, with Honeywell Aerospace and Boeing as industry partners, proposes to develop and demonstrate innovative methods for validating and synthesizing torque sensor readings for the T55 engine. The development team will build off its proven success in previous… More

A Portable, Vibro-Acoustic Based NDI System for Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,853.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with our commercialization partner Boeing, propose to develop a portable, non-destructive inspection (NDI) system that can quickly and accurately determine the damage state of an aircraft composite structure using vibro-acoustic feature analysis. The… More

Digital System e-Prognostics for Critical Aircraft Computer Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,834.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Raytheon, proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative prognostics approach for aircraft digital electronics. The proposed non-invasive prognostic approach consists of advanced software and a minimal sensing, focused on incipient fault detection,… More

HyDE Enhancements for IVHM System Deployment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,795.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies LLC, with support of the University of California Santa Cruz, proposes to develop and demonstrate a set of enhancements to NASA's Hybrid Diagnostic Engine (HyDE) that represent valuable and, in some cases, critical features for IVHM system developers in NASA and non-NASA… More

Innovative Wide Bandgap Accelerated Life Test and Reliability Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,431.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic System PHM
Abstract:
Add

System for Automated Test and Integrity Verification (SAT-IV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,855.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic System PHM
Abstract:
In response to SBIR topic N08-184, Impact Technologies proposes to develop and demonstrate an automated monitoring system with the ability to detect, identifying, and repair performance problems within a widely distributed submarine combat system. The proposed non-invasive Prognostic and Health… More

Integrating Prognostics in Automated Contingency Management Strategies for Advanced Aircraft Controls

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,610.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies to integrate prognostics into Automated Contingency Management (ACM) for advanced aircraft controls. Without consideration of prognostic information, the… More

Strain Gage Calibration Using Response to Dynamic Input (STURDI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Palmer, Manager, Sensing Systems
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with support from the prime JSF manufacturer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, proposes to develop and demonstrate a system for in-situ calibration of strain sensors on in-service fleet aircraft that are used for structural life tracking. Key tasks in Phase I include: 1)… More

A Charge Prediction Tool for HSU-based Suspension Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$426,597.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Manager, Advanced Programs
Research Institution:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
R. P. Hart III, Esq.
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with its partners; Georgia Institute of Technology and General Dynamics Amphibious Systems (GDAMS), propose to develop a Hydro-pneumatic Suspension Unit (HSU) Maintenance Support tool in support of initial production deployment of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). … More

Fault Diagnostics, Prognostics and Self Healing Control of Navy Electric Machinery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick W. Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Systems PHM
Research Institution:
GA TECH RESEARCH CORP.
RI Contact:
Shelly R. Ziegler
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, collaborating with the Georgia Institute of Technology and our commercialization partner Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS), propose a Phase II program that will further develop and demonstrate innovative diagnostic and prognostic technologies for predicting and accommodating… More

Automated Knowledge Discovery and Reliability Analysis for the F414 Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,603.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
G. S. Valentine, Mgr., Logistics & Maintenance Sys.
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, with support from General Electric, proposes to develop and demonstrate an automated knowledge discovery and reliability analysis tool for the F414 engine. The proposed work is fully based on the F414 maintenance data available in the Maintenance Data Warehouse (MDW)… More

Lubricant Condition and Metal Analysis Sensor System (LUCAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,567.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Systems Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with GasTOPS Inc., proposes a miniaturized, integrated, on-line sensing solution for detection of lubricant quality, metal wear debris and debris elemental analysis. The multi-sensor device created in this program will serve as a direct replacement for legacy chip… More

Integrated Air & Missile Defense Systems Prognostics & Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,801.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic System PHM
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, along with our industry partners, proposes to develop a prognostic system framework and technologies implementing the state of the art in system prognostics and health management creating a truly prognostic enabled health management system answering the requirements for the… More

Automated Contingency Management and Self-Repair for Navy Ship Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
G. S. Valentine, Mgr., Logistics & Maintenance Sys.
Abstract:
Impact Technologies proposes a Phase I program that will develop an architecture capable of extending the operational capabilities of unmanned or low-manned vehicles in the presence of functionally degraded systems. The proposed system will be capable of performing at three levels: First, the… More

Drinking Water Quality Sensor System (Dr. Watsen)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,875.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl A. Palmer, Manager, Sensing & Monitoring
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Dr. Lynn Fuller of Rochester Institute of Technology, with oversight from SFA's Defense Products Division (DPD) who produce the Tactical Water Purification System (TWPS) for the military, proposes to develop a MEMS based sensor platform that integrates… More

Advanced System Level Durability Analysis, Prediction, and Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,360.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with direct support from our commercialization partner General Dynamics Land Systems, propose the development and integration of a suite of life prediction modules that can perform durability and fatigue analysis of ground vehicle subsystem assemblies comprised of multiple,… More

Viscosity-Enhanced Oil Quality Sensor for Machinery Center Equipment Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,843.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Systems Enginee
Abstract:
Maintaining the health of fluid systems is critically important to preventing breakdowns and maximizing machinery performance. Current fluid quality analysis practices are based on a laborious and expensive oil sample analysis program in which samples drawn from equipment are sent to a laboratory… More

Develop, test and evaluate for proof-of-concept a

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$99,722.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
J. L. Dorrity, Dir., Atlanta Operations
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, is proposing to develop, test, and evaluate a prototype Condition-Based Maintenance system for critical machining operations at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. The proposed effort is intended for… More

A Framework for Work Package Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,560.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
George Vachtsevanos, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to develop a framework for work package optimization. The proposed work is based on historical and current maintenance data available in a number of disparate databases. Data mining techniques will be applied… More

Integrating Prognostics in Automated Contingency Management Strategies for Advanced Aircraft Controls

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,895.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Georgia Tech Research Coroporation
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
Automated Contingency Management (ACM) is an emerging and game-changing area of engineering and scientific research that integrates prognostics and health management concept and intelligent control. As leaders in this field, Impact Technologies and Georgia Institute of Technology, propose to build… More

Chemical Weapons Sensing System (CheSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,752.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl A. Palmer, Manager, Sensing & Monitoring
Research Institution:
Ohio State University
RI Contact:
Scott Scribner
Abstract:
Impact Technologies and The Center for Industrial Sensors and Measurements at The Ohio State University propose to develop a sensing system for determining the presence of vapors from explosives or chemical agents (CWA). Such agents include nerve agents Sarin, blister agents (e.g. mustard gas) and… More

Bio-Inspired Sensing and Control for Improved Micro Air Vehicle Agility

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,822.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Research Institution:
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
Katherine Clark
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with Georgia Tech, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and our commercialization partner Boeing, is proposing to develop a bio-inspired autonomous Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) platform capable of agile flight operations in cluttered urban environments.… More

System-Level Development of Fault-Tolerant Distributed Aero-Engine Control Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,877.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA's vision for an "intelligent engine" will be realized with the development of a truly distributed control system and reliable smart transducer node components; however a significant hurdle in its realization is the reliability of these components when subjected to the harsh operating… More

A Nonlinear Adaptive Approach to Isolation of Sensor Faults and Component Faults

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,964.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Liang Tang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with Wright State University and Pratt & Whitney, propose to develop innovative methods to differentiate sensor failure from actual system or component failure for advanced propulsion systems. In sharp contrast to many conventional methods which deal with… More

Prognostic and Fault Tolerant Reconfiguration Strategies for Aerospace Power Electronic Controllers and Electric Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,498.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Myra Torres, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies proposes to develop a real-time prognostic and fault/failure accommodation system of critical electric power system components including power converters and electro-mechanical drives for the aerospace and aeronautical industry. The innovation of project is focused on the… More

Adaptive Flight Envelope Estimation and Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,895.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative flight envelope estimation and protection system for aircraft under damage upset conditions or severe flight variations. Through the integration of advanced fault… More

Lubricant Condition and Wear Metal Analysis Sensor System (LUCAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,136.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Systems Enginee
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in close collaboration with GasTOPS, Inc. and with the support of Boeing Rotorcraft Division and Sikorsky, proposes to develop a miniaturized, integrated, on-line sensing solution for detection of lubricant quality, metal wear debris and analysis of debris elemental composition… More

Operational and Process Management Improvement through Implementation of In-process Manufacturing Wireless Asset Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$449,626.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Valentine, Manager, Maintenance & Lo
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC proposes development of a Wireless Mobile Asset Tracking (WMAT) system with integrated reasoning algorithms to track the location of in-process production materials. Implementation will hinge on the creation of hardware and software technologies. The hardware will be… More

Embedded Structural Platform Analysis Network (eSPAN)TM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,800.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, P.E., Director, Systems Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies is creating a low-power, modular wireless sensor network for health and usage monitoring of bridge and vehicle structures. The system utilizes a mesh network of flexible sensor nodes connected to a communication node that transmits high-level health metrics to an external system… More

Self-Aware Processing for Adaptive Resource Optimization of Advanced Computing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,309.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Irtaza Barlas, Sr. Technical Specialist
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with our partners Raytheon and Georgia Tech, is developing a suite of integrated components of a self-aware processing and adaptive, intelligent control system for next generation computing systems. During the Phase I program, the team developed a flexible… More

Mission Impact and Readiness Assessment Tool for Critical Transmission Assemblies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,880.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Avinash Sarlashkar, Director of Technology
Abstract:
Impact Technologies with its OEM partner Boeing, proposes to use a combination of newly developed technologies and leverage existing technologies to develop a comprehensive software suite that will assist the Navy personnel in accurately and quickly assessing the impact of actual aircraft usage on… More

Fiber Optic Connector Inspection Test System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,686.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Myra Torres, Sr. Lead Engineer
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, in cooperation with American Fujikura LTD/ Noyes (AFL Noyes), propose to develop a hand-held fiber optic connector inspection system that provides a "GO / NO-GO" result based on automatic determination of the terminus endface cleanliness, workmanship, and health. This… More

Mobile-Agent-Based Autonomous Data Fusion for Distributed Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,850.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Liang Tang, Sr. Lead Engineer
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with Wright State University and Northrop Grumman, proposes to develop and demonstrate a mobile-agent-based decentralized data fusion system that fuses the data from geographically-dispersed heterogeneous sensors into an integrated ISR information system.… More

Electronic Blast Level Alert Sensing Technique (eBLAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,317.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Systems PHM
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Allen Vanguard Corporation proposes a small disposable sensing system for dynamic pressure wave exposure seen by deployed soldiers. The proposed system will serve to reduce safety risks by accurately and quickly assessing the blast exposure level of… More

Distributed Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) Workload Reduction Through Standardization of Intelligent Fault Tolerant Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,335.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl A. Palmer, Program Manager, Sensor T
Abstract:
A significant barrier to the realization of a fully distributed control system is the availability of reliable smart transducers that can both communicate data to the FADEC through a network and be capable of fault tolerance and self-validation. In this Phase I project, Impact Technologies, in… More

Very High Frequency (VHF) Monitoring System for Engine Accessories Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, proposes to develop and demonstrate an integrated approach to predicting remaining life of gas turbine engine accessories. The approach features novel very high frequency (VHF) vibration diagnostics, specifically customized for detection of… More

An Evolutionary Learning and Adaptive Underwater Object Recognition System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with our research partners at Georgia Tech, propose to develop an evolutionary, learning-based object recognition technology suite that is capable of robust, in situ adaptation of underwater target assessments. The automated feedback learning mechanisms proposed… More

Design Environment to Improve Fatigue Resistance Through Engineered Residual Stresses

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,788.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Avinash Sarlashkar, Director of Technolgy
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified a need for the development of predictive design tools that can be used to accurately determine the fatigue life of components containing both applied and engineered residual stresses and determine the optimal location and processing parameters for residual stress… More

Wireless Brake and Tire Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,444.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Carl A. Palmer, Manager, Sensing&Monito – (585) 627-1916
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with cooperation from the University of Louisville and the Rochester Institute of Technology and with oversight from Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems, proposes an end to end wireless solution for aircraft tire and brake monitoring. The proposed system will serve to reduce… More

Sensor Validation for Turboshaft Engine Torque Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,666.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director, Systems Enginee
Abstract:
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Integrated Diagnostics & Prognostics for Prediction of Aircraft Electronic System Power Supply Failures & Useful Life Remaining

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,769.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Syste
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC proposes to develop a vertically integrated prognostics and health management (PHM) capability for Apache weapon system electronic power supplies. Extending Phase I and related technologies for the assessment of DC-DC switched mode power supplies, Impact will provide… More

Dynamic Load Estimation and Life Usage Modeling for Nozzle Actuation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$445,958.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Director , Systems Engine
Abstract:
The proposed effort will build upon the achievements of a Phase II SBIR program as well as a subsequent Phase III program, to test, validate and enhance 3BSM torque estimation and lifing algorithms and there by assist NAVAIR in meeting the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) as well as Condition… More

An Advanced Undersea Lithium Ion Management System (U-LIMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,627.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Watson, Manager, Dynamic Systems
Research Institution:
The Pennsylvania State University
RI Contact:
Jeffery Banks
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Penn State Applied Research Laboratory, proposes to develop an advanced Battery Monitoring and Management System (BMMS) for lithium-ion battery packs that ensures adequate, safe, and reliable operation. This system will focus on real time diagnostics,… More

Magnetostrictive Vibration Energy Harvester (MAVEN)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Palmer, Manager, Sensing & Monito
Research Institution:
Clemson University
RI Contact:
Daqaq
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Dr. Mohammed Daqaq from Clemson University, propose to develop a magnetostrictive materials based device for harvesting energy from mechanical vibration. The energy harvesting device will harness power from ship-hull vibrations in order to power sensing… More

Advanced Software Tools for Lithium Ion Battery Risk Assessment (LIBRA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,798.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Watson, Manager, Dynamic Systems
Research Institution:
Georgia Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Thomas Fuller
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies, proposes to develop tools for Lithium Ion Battery Risk Assessment (LIBRA). These tools will allow the Navy to analyze proposed Li-Ion battery designs and assess the overall risk to… More

Dynamic PHM Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,797.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Syste
Research Institution:
Montana State University
RI Contact:
John W. Sheppard, PhD
Abstract:
Impact Technologies and Montana State University propose to develop a Dynamic Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) modeling capability and related test, validation, and support toolsets that will enable standardized approaches to model representation, information exchange, and PHM system support,… More

Fusion of Built in Test (BIT) Technologies with Embeddable Fault Tolerant Techniques for Power System and Drives in Space Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,726.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Antonio Ginart, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
As NASA develops next generation space exploration systems as part of the Constellation program, new prognostics and health management tools are needed to ensure reliability, safety, mission success, and fault tolerant reconfiguration capabilities. Electrical power systems constitute a critical… More

HyDE Enhancements for ISHM Deployment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$586,516.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gregory J. Kacprzynski, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies LLC, with the support of Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), proposes to continue developing key enhancements to NASA's Hybrid Diagnostic Engine (HyDE) that represent valuable and, in some cases, critical features for Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) developers in NASA… More

A Unified Nonlinear Adaptive Approach for Detection and Isolation of Engine Sensor, Actuator and Component Faults

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,479.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Liang Tang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies in collaboration with Pratt & Whitney and Wright State University, proposes to continue the development of an innovative nonlinear adaptive method for detecting and isolating sensor faults, actuator faults, and component faults for jet engines. In sharp contrast to many… More

A Light Weight, Mini Inertial Measurement System for Position and Attitude Estimation on Dynamic Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,408.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Liang Tang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes to develop an innovative and revolutionary method for a miniature low cost, weight, and power, highly accurate INS system coupled with GPS receivers providing stable and highly accurate positioning,… More

Prognostic and Fault Tolerant Reconfiguration Strategies for Aerospace Power Electronic Controllers and Electric Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,644.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Antonio E. Ginart, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies has proposed development of a real-time prognostic and fault accommodation system for power converters and electro-mechanical (EM) drive applications. The main goal for this program is development of techniques that enable fault tolerant control based on diagnostic features from… More

An Approach to Health Management and Sustainability for Critical Aircraft Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,703.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
George Vachtsevanos, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Georgia Insitute of Technology
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and its industrial partners, proposes to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies to integrate anomaly detection and failure prognosis algorithms into automated fault mitigation strategies for advanced aircraft… More

A Biologically Inspired Micro Aerial Vehicle Design and Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,354.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Research Institution:
Rochester Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Katherine Clark
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Boeing Company, is proposing to complete the development, testing and evaluation of a novel biologically-inspired Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) conceptualized in Phase I and… More

A Meta-modeling Approach to Failure Prognosis Using Existing Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,723.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
George Vachtsevanos, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, proposes to develop and demonstrate an A Meta-modeling Approach to Failure Prognosis Using Existing Data. The approach will serve as the basis for a prognostic system framework using cause-effect meta-model Response Surface Method (RSM) concepts to capture the relationship… More

Adaptable, Automated Troubleshooting Expert

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,436.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Patrick W. Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Systems PHM
Abstract:
Built-in test, systematic troubleshooting, and tech manuals offer an incremental step towards alleviating troubleshooting complexity, but the ability of system designers to provide meaningful test data and specify optimal troubleshooting at point of design is constrained by necessary development… More

Automated Fiber Optic Interconnect Cleaning System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Myra Torres, Sr. Lead Engineer
Abstract:
Aircraft availability requirements demand quick and accurate repairs in order to meet mission needs. Impact Technologies LLC, in collaboration with American Fujikura Limited Noyes (AFL Noyes), propose a novel approach to fiber optic connector cleaning and inspection that reduces the cleaning time of… More

A Hybrid Approach to EMA Prognostics (EMAP) for Engine and Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,800.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Director of Sensing Systems
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with our OEM partners, proposes to develop a hybrid approach for real-time prognostics of electromechanical actuators (EMAs) that will advance the state-of-the-art in prognostics technologies and help enable the use of EMAs in high power applications. The… More

Drinking Water Quality Sensor System (Dr. Watsen)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$362,715.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Palmer, Mgr., Sensing & Monitorin
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, together with Dr. Lynn Fuller of Rochester Institute of Technology and with cooperation from the OEM for the Armyf?Ts Tactical Water Purification System, (Global Group North America, Global Defense Engineering) is developing a sensor to measure multiple water quality parameters… More

Fusing Macro and Micro Material Characteristics to Enhance Fatigue Life Prediction Accuracy for Spiral Bevel Gears

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,795.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Avinash Sarlashkar, Director, Technology
Abstract:
Given the criticality of gears in the main and tail-rotor drivetrains for rotorcrafts, there is a need for robust life prediction tool that will provide improved design guidance, provide current health assessment as well as provide prognostics capabilities to support CBM initiatives at the Army. … More

Very High Frequency (VHF) Monitoring System for Engine Accessories Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,904.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, PE, Director , Systems Engine – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with our engine OEM partners, is proposing to develop, test, and validate a very high frequency vibration-based engine accessory health management system that is capable of predicting current and future health while deployed on embedded hardware. Phase I… More

A Life Meter for Enabling Condition Based Maintenance of Mission Critical Machinery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$93,696.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies proposes to capture actual operating time and life usage related parameters on selected mission critical machinery at Warner Robins, ALC in lieu of the traditional machine "powered time" in order to schedule condition-directed maintenance activities. In order to realize the… More

Embedded Structural Platform Analysis Network (eSPAN)TM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,916.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Director, Systems Enginee
Abstract:
Impact Technologies is creating a low-power, low-cost, and modular wireless sensor network for health and usage monitoring of bridge and vehicle structures. The system utilizes a network of flexible sensor nodes connected to a communication node that transmits high-level health metrics to an… More

Wireless Distributed Strain Sensing for Structural Health Monitoring (WISDOM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,972.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Palmer, Manager, Sensing & Monito
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with assistance from Illionix and oversight from Boeing and Lockheed Martin, proposes to develop an integrated, easily scalable, low-cost wireless, batteryless sensing network for enabling advanced structural health monitoring (SHM) of key components on DoD (and commercial)… More

Automated Knowledge Discovery and Reliability Analysis for the F414 Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,548.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Valentine, Manager, Maint. & Logisti
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC proposes to further develop and demonstrate an automated knowledge discovery and reliability analysis tool for the F414 engine. The work is based on available data in NAVY databases such as DECKPLATE or DECKETR or potentially the Maintenance Data Warehouse (MDW) maintained… More

Composite Armor Structural Monitoring (CASM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,793.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer, Director of Engineering
Abstract:
In this project, Impact Technologies is adapting an existing composite material damage assessment technology to composite armor structures. A vibro-acoustic methodology is applied to determine damage location and severity on composite armor using both passive and active approaches. The passive… More

An Advanced Battery Management System for Lithium Ion Vehicle Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,676.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Director, Systems Engineering
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory and our OEM partners, proposes to develop and demonstrate an advanced battery management system for lithium-ion vehicle battery packs that ensures adequate, safe, and reliable operation. This system will produce an… More

Enhanced Oil Quality Monitor for USAF Aircraft Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$495,666.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl S. Byington, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Maintaining the health of fluid systems has always been critical to preventing problems and keeping Air Force equipment at a high state of readiness and availability. Current fluid quality practices in most applications still rely heavily on off-line analysis to screen for oil quality, debris, and… More

Autonomous Monitoring and Assessment of Sensor Data in Support of Calibration and CBM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,027.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
G. Valentine, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, in collaboration with Engineering Reliability Software Group, LLC (ESRG), propose development of a widely applicable anomaly detection and sensor/data health assessment software product in support of condition based maintenance. The technology is innovative in that it uses… More

System for Automated Test and Integrity Verification (SAT-IV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$595,575.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Irtaza Barlas, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact proposed an embedded System for Automated Test and Integrity Verification (SAT-IV) that automatically monitors and performs corrective/repair actions for network, hardware and software components of a submarine's combat system in real-time. In the base period of this Phase I effort we… More

Strain Gage Calibration Using Response to Dynamic Input (STURDI)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$445,062.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Palmer, Manager, Sensing & Monito
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with oversight from the prime JSF manufacturer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, proposes to develop and demonstrate a system for in-situ calibration of strain sensors that are used for structural life tracking on in-service fleet aircraft. Key tasks in Phase II include: 1)… More

A Framework for Work Package Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,017.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
George Vachtsevanos, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC proposes to further develop a framework for work package optimization. The proposed work is based on historical and current operational and maintenance data available in a number of disparate databases. Data mining techniques will be applied to operational data and depot… More

Life Usage and Health Assessment of Drivetrain Splines in Support of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,541.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Avinash Sarlashkar, Director of Technology
Abstract:
Given the criticality of main- and tail-rotor spline couplings on rotorcrafts, there is a need for robust tools that will provide better design guidance, provide current health status as well as provide prognostic capabilities for spline couplings. To meet this need, Impact Technologies, LLC… More

A Propulsion-Enabled Control System for Precise Submarine Maneuvering

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,332.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan DeCastro, Sr. Project Engineer
Abstract:
U.S. Navy submarines are now equipped with a number of actuators, including directional thrusters, that can enable an unprecedented level of maneuverability with a properly designed and executed control system. In this Phase I project, Impact Technologies has teamed with L-3 Communications and… More

Total Rotorcraft Utility Winch (TRUW) Gearbox PHM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,696.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Watson, Manager, Dynamic Systems
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with support from multiple helicopter system OEMs, proposes to develop a universal, low-power, modular, wireless-capable system that can monitor the condition of winch components. The system will utilize a limited number of digital smart sensors to collect necessary data and… More

Thrust Estimation System for Military Engine Test Cell Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,933.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan DeCastro, Sr. Project Engineer
Abstract:
Engine thrust is a critical measurement in military engine acceptance tests, and this measurement may be too noisy or to extract meaningful information. Impact Technologies therefore proposes to develop an accurate real-time military engine thrust estimator to compute "virtual measurements" of… More

Prognostic Integrated Multi-Sensor MEMS Module (PRISM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,866.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Palmer, Manger, Sensing and Monit
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the MicroElectronics Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes to create a single-chip MEMS multi-sensor device capable of collecting comprehensive prognostic data. By integrating many of the sensing elements required for effective… More

Integrated Air&Missile Defense Systems Prognostics&Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,475.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Syste – (585) 424-1999
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC is developing a prognostic system framework and technologies that implement state-of-the-art system prognostics and health management to create a truly prognostic-enabled health management system for the Armys newest Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS). Principal… More

Mobile-Agent-Based Autonomous Data Fusion for Distributed Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$494,956.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Liang Tang, Team Lead, Intelligent Co
Abstract:
Autonomous Data Fusion is an essential technology to support the non-traditional surveillance systems that employ small autonomous systems communicating with each other - forming a distributed sensor network. Based on the Phase I achievements, Impact Technologies in collaboration with Wright State… More

Fusion of Built in Test (BIT) Technologies with Embeddable Fault Tolerant Techniques for Power System and Drives in Space Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,928.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Antonio Ginart, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies has proposed development of an effective prognostic and fault accommodation system for critical DC power systems including PV systems. Overall goal for this program is development of techniques that enable power system fault tolerance based on diagnostic features from the solar… More

A Light Weight, Mini Inertial Measurement System for Position and Attitude Estimation on Dynamic Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,911.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Liang Tang, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes to develop and demonstrate a flight-worthy hardware prototype of a miniature, low cost/weight/ power device that provides stable and highly accurate near continuous positioning, attitude, and inertial… More

Prognostics Enhancemend Fault-Tolerant Control with an Application to a Hovercraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,960.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
George Vachtsevanos, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Georgia Insitute of Technology
RI Contact:
R. Paul Hart
Abstract:
Fault-Tolerant Control (FTC) is an emerging area of engineering and scientific research that integrates prognostics, health management concepts and intelligent control. Impact Technologies and the Georgia Institute of Technology, propose to build off of a strong foundation in fault-tolerant control… More

Online Sensing Techniques for Detection of Aircraft Electrical System Anomalies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,434.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Antonio Ginart, Principal Investigator – (404) 526-6188
Abstract:
As 'fly-by-wire' technologies become more prevalent in the aerospace systems, the need to develop innovative monitoring, diagnostic and fault tolerant techniques for the electrical systems is becoming obvious. Among all the possible electrical system failures, two types of failures are considered… More

Adaptive Aeroservoelastic Suppression for Aircraft Upset and Damage Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,313.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Tennessee State University, propose to develop and demonstrate an adaptive system identification and multi-loop control methodology that provides real-time aircraft structural mode suppression associated with aeroservoelastic interaction under upset and… More

Distributed Engine Control Empirical/Analytical Verification Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,601.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan DeCastro, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this Phase I project, Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Prof. R.K. Yedavalli, propose a novel verification environment for eventual rapid certification of distributed engine control systems (DCS). Our approach is focused on providing a set of tools to the government and industry that… More

Dynamic PHM Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$740,800.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Syste – (585) 424-1990
Research Institution:
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
RI Contact:
Dale Huls
Abstract:
Impact Technologies and Montana State University (MSU) are developing a Dynamic Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) modeling capability and related test, validation, and support toolsets that will enable standardized approaches to model representation, information exchange, and PHM system… More

A Fast and Robust Noninvasive Brain-Computer Interface for Online Field Systems Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,638.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Bin Zhang, Sr. Project Engineer – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, in partnership with Brandeis University, proposes to develop a brain-computer interface (BCI) that enables real-time control of autonomous devices in battlefield environments by extracting high-level commands from noninvasive EEG signals from operators. In addition to the… More

Pilot"s Wrist Computer System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,906.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Myra Torres, Sr. Lead Engineer – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Impact Technologies, proposes a Wrist Computer System for use by pilots before, during and after flight missions. The proposed system will serve to increase pilot"s productivity by displaying concise information through seamless integration with surrounding electronics. The current… More

Intelligent Sensor Registration and Data Association

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,660.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Michael J. Roemer, Director of Engineering – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Impact Technologies proposes to develop and demonstrate dynamic sensor registration and data association algorithms implemented within an intelligent-agent framework that will increase the robustness of multi-INT information for the USAF. The project team plans to achieve this goal by… More

Electrical Power System Robustness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren, Manager, Electronic Systems PHM – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Impact Technologies is teaming with Raytheon to develop a methodology and supporting tool to assess and quantify robustness for electrical power systems. Developmental fighter aircraft, unmanned systems, and emerging aerospace systems present challenges to traditional aircraft design… More

An Affordable Rugged Inertial-Based Navigation System for Highly Accurate Position and Attitude Estimation Without the Use of GPS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,927.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Liang Tang, Team Lead, Intelligent Co – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology, Virginia Tech and the Boeing Company, proposes to develop and demonstrate a rugged, GPS-independent, miniature, low-power and light-weight device that provides highly accurate position and attitude measurements for USV… More

Structural Health Monitoring Enabled Decision Support Tool for the Littoral Combat Ship

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,718.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Greg Kacprzynski, Director, Engineering Ser – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Impact Technologies LLC, proposes to design, develop and demonstrate a SHM enabled Decision Support Toolkit for the Littoral Combat Ship. Our focus is on delivering innovative technologies to the Navy that will transform raw SHM data into actionable information serving both LCS Operators and… More

A Miniature and Low Cost Inertial-Based Navigation System for Highly Accurate Position and Attitude Estimation without Relying on the GPS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,764.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Liang Tang, Team Lead, Intelligent Co – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes to develop a low-cost, light-weight, low-power inertial navigation system for highly accurate vehicle position and attitude determination without relying on the GPS. The device is capable of use in many… More

A Novel Aircraft Center of Gravity and Gross Weight Estimation Method Solely Using Standard Aircraft Measurement Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,996.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Liang Tang, Team Lead, Intelligent Co – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology proposes to develop and demonstrate a novel algorithm for estimating aircraft gross weight and center-of-gravity location using an innovative nonlinear real-time filter based method. The proposed algorithm uses known… More

A Real-Time Probabilistic Aviation Decision Aid Based on Mesoscale Weather Ensemble Forecasting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,925.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Bin Zhang, Sr. Project Engineer – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, in partnership with the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms at the University of Oklahoma, proposes to develop a real-time, accurate, and reliable mesoscale ensemble forecasting for the probabilistic analysis of adverse weather in a 4-D framework to assist aviation… More

A Hybrid Approach to EMA Prognostics (EMAP) for Engine and Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,883.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Carl Byington, Director, Systems Enginee – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Impact Technologies, in collaboration with our OEM partners, proposes to develop a hybrid approach for real-time prognostics of electromechanical actuators (EMAs) that will advance the state-of-the-art in prognostics technologies and help enable the use of EMAs in high power applications.… More

A Meta-modeling Approach to Failure Prognosis Using Existing Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$739,161.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
G. S. Valentine, Mgr., Maintenance and Log – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Impact Technologies, LLC, proposes to develop and demonstrate an A Meta-modeling Approach to Failure Prognosis Using Existing Data. Historically, implementation of CBM/PHM algorithms for fault diagnosis and prognosis require the availability of"ground truth"fault progression… More

Maintainers Automated Troubleshooting Assistant (MATE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$739,204.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
G. S. Valentine, Mgr., Maintenance&Logis – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Impact Technologies, LLC, proposes to develop and demonstrate an intelligent and systematic methodology to troubleshooting that aims to improve current practice and expedite the diagnosis/repair cycle. An expert decision support system will be developed to assist the maintainer in… More

Prognostic Integrated Multi-Sensor MEMS Module (PRISM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$119,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Carl Palmer, Manager, Sensing&Monito – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with the MicroElectronics Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology, are creating an ultra-small sensing system for measuring temperature, relative humidity and shock for use in prognostic applications. The long term II goal is to create a device that is… More

Fiber Optic Connector Inspection Test System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,648.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Myra Torres, Sr. Lead Engineer – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, LLC, proposes to develop a hand-held fiber optic connector inspection system that provides a"GO / NO-GO"result based on automatic determination of the terminus endface cleanliness, workmanship, and health. The Fiber Readiness Examination Diagnostics (FRED) unit shall… More

A Propulsion-Enabled Control System for Precise Submarine Maneuvering

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan DeCastro, Principal Investigator – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
U.S. Navy submarines are equipped with an increasing number of actuators, including azimuth thrusters, that can enable an unprecedented level of maneuverability with a properly designed and executed control system. In this Phase II effort, Impact Technologies has teamed with L-3 Communications and… More

Life Usage and Health Assessment of Drivetrain Splines in Support of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,969.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Avinash Sarlashkar, Director, Technology – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Given the drivetrain issues on the tail rotor splined shaft for the Seahawk, there is a need for robust tools that will provide better design guidance, provide current health status as well as provide prognostic capabilities for gearbox splines. To meet this need, Impact Technologies, LLC proposes… More

Thrust Estimation System for Military Engine Test Cell Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,691.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan DeCastro, Principal Investigator – (585) 424-1990
Abstract:
Test cell acquisition of thrust data for the Joint Strike Fighter is often corrupted by vibrations, noise and interference associated with the test cell environment. Impact Technologies is partnering with Pratt and Whitney and Saratoga Control Systems, Inc. to develop a thrust estimation system… More

Total Rotorcraft Utility Winch (TRUW) Gearbox PHM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,842.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Watson, Manager, Dynamic Systems – (814) 861-6273
Abstract:
Impact Technologies, with support from multiple helicopter system OEMs, proposes to develop a universal, low-power, modular system that can monitor the condition of winch components. The system will utilize a limited number of sensors to collect necessary data and autonomously generate and display… More

An Intelligent Sensor Fusion Architecture for Navy Auxiliary Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,970.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
George Vachtsevanos, Chief Scientist – (404) 526-6188
Abstract:
The defense and industrial communities are faced with major challenges to monitor, process, and optimize the operation of complex systems/processes. Of particular interest to the Navy are critical shipboard auxiliary systems that support chilled water and electrical processes. The complexity of… More