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Prognostic and Fault Tolerant Reconfiguration Strategies for Aerospace Power…

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2009 / SBIR
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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: Prognostic and Fault Tolerant Reconfiguration Strategies for Aerospace Power Electronic Controllers and Electric Machines
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CC03P
Award Amount: $99,498.00


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 integration of emerging prognostic technologies with fault tolerant methodologies to improve system reliability and mission readiness for NASA's next generation electrical power systems. The proposed concept will utilize incipient fault detection techniques to provide longer predicted horizons prior to failures, and time to trigger the appropriate reconfiguration scheme. Impact Technologies' approach uses fault detection circuits and algorithms to analyze data from several sources including electrical and environmental measurements, model estimates, and usage conditions. Up-to-date assessments of the electrical system health and remaining useful life of critical components will be made possible via an on-board embedded processing system, which continuously updates prognostic models with sensed data and predicts the best fault accommodation strategy to meet mission objectives. The proposed electrical system fault prognosis and accommodation approach will be demonstrated with a Motor/Generator/Drive test bench adapted for use in this program and with data from the modern aerospace power system and electromechanical actuators.

Principal Investigator:

Myra Torres
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Carol Marquardt
Business Official
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Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Suite 300 Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161567136
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No