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

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90584
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084454
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: 2009
Title: System-Level Development of Fault-Tolerant Distributed Aero-Engine Control Architecture
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CC84P
Award Amount: $99,877.00
 

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 environment throughout the engine. In this Phase I award, Impact Technologies, in collaboration with GE Aviation, will develop a fault-tolerant smart transducer node through a Distributed Engine Control Simulator (DECSim) design tool that will utilize a commercial of-the-shelf (COTS) open-system communications standard and will interface with the C-MAPSS engine model. In Phase I, Impact will successfully develop: i) the DECSim utility, ii) the smart node self-validation and cross-validation capabilities, iii) the overall distributed control architecture, and iv) the firmware code that will reside on hardware. At the end of the Phase I program, Impact will demonstrate the functionality of a candidate DEC smart node in hardware within the DECSim framework. The final smart node technology will alleviate the severe system-level limitations of current centralized architectures that include a large weight imposition, limited design flexibility, and life cycle cost burdens associated with certification and obsolescence management.

Principal Investigator:

Carl S. Byington
Principal Investigator
5854241990
carl.byington@impact-tek.com

Business Contact:

Carol E. Marquardt
Business Official
5856271923
carol.marquardt@impact-tek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Suite 300 Rochester, NY 14623

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