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Prognostic Health Assessment System for Aircraft Engine Nozzles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65122
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0195
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Prognostic Health Assessment System for Aircraft Engine Nozzles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-04-C-0042
Award Amount: $69,826.00
 

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 Takeoff and Vertical Landing capability. The Joint Strike Fighter has an adjustable three-bearing swiveled nozzle at the back end of the engine to generate downward thrust and increasingly forward thrust inflight. The development includes the necessary sensing, incipient fault detection algorithms, fault classification techniques, and advanced prognostic, useful life remaining algorithms. Luna will provide the necessary high-temperature, robust sensing andsome signal processing components, and Impact will apply feature-based diagnostics, suitable wear and fatigue failure mode progression algorithms, and advanced knowledge fusion within the nozzle actuation health assessment system. Moreover, Impact willimplement its proven probabilistic fusion process to update useful remaining life predictions from the failure progression model with observable diagnostic indicators and material inspections. A verification plan with consideration to the JSF engine andnozzle actuation development and testing programs at Pratt & Whitney and Smiths will also be developed during this effort.

Principal Investigator:

Carl S. Byington
Director of Research & De
8148616273
carl.byington@impact-tek.com

Business Contact:

Mark L. Redding
President
5854241990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IMPACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
125 Tech Park Drive Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161567136
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No