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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75093
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-024-0703
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: 2005
Title: Model-based Shaft-Coupling PHM using Accelerometers with GearModT-Shaft Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0248
Award Amount: $79,459.00
 

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 other secondary effects. Due to the critical nature of these components, regular and frequent inspections are often used to compliment statistical time based removal and offset risk. This results in large life cycle costs and reduced system availability. An on-board, real-time prognostic and health management (PHM) approach is proposed that will enable continuous monitoring of mechanical couplings and shafts to offset the shortcomings of traditional health management approaches. The proposed approach will utilize existing on-board PHM sensors (primarily accelerometers) to facilitate transition and enable easy integration of coupling PHM with other vibration monitored drive train components, such as gears and bearings, and reduce hardware complexity, signal processing and computational needs. These algorithms will be packaged as an embedded software module that can be fused with gear and bearing modules to provide a comprehensive PHM system for helicopter, STOVL and marine propulsion drive trains.

Principal Investigator:

Carl S. Byington
Director, Research & Development
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
200 Canal View Boulevard Rochester, NY 14623

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