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Condition Monitoring of Aircraft and Ground-Support Subsystems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52452
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011PR-1950
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.
7610 McEwen Rd. Dayton, OH 45459-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Condition Monitoring of Aircraft and Ground-Support Subsystems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-M-2155
Award Amount: $99,920.00
 

Abstract:

An effort to apply condition-monitoring techniques to aircraft and ground-support equipment is proposed. Initially, the Phase I effort will concentrate on demonstrating the use of motor-current analysis to determine mechanical anomalies in motor-drivensystems. A practical instrument will then be designed for field- and depot-level use on the Predator tail-servo system. The Phase I effort also will include a study of and recommendations for applications of motor-based, acoustic, chemical, thermal, andoptical method--separately or in synergistic combination--for condition monitoring of other systems in the Air Force inventory. A Phase-II effort will involve construction of the condition-monitoring instrument designed in Phase I and application of theresults of the Phase-I study. The Phase-III effort will apply condition-monitoring methods to critical industrial systems where downtime is very costly.The overall goal of this program is the development of commercially available, cost-effectiveinstruments capable of determining the fitness of aerospace electrical and mechanical systems under actual operating conditions. The motor-based methods will have applications to a wide variety of aerospace and industrial systems where mechanical energyis provided by electric motors. The synergistic combination of several methods will be cost effective in numerous high-value applications where safety and reliability are critical.

Principal Investigator:

Dennis Grosjean
Senior Engineer
9372522706
grosjean@innssi.com

Business Contact:

Larry Goss
President
9374294980
gosslp@innssi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATIVE SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
2766 Indian Ripple Rd Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311437643
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No