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Diligent data-power harness for high temperature wiring in engine bays

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-2735
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Diligent data-power harness for high temperature wiring in engine bays
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-2566
Award Amount: $100,000.00


In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc., (IAI) outlines a novel ingenuous method for wiring engine bays. The proposed wiring will function in engine bays with the following advantages: Withstands temperatures greater than 1500 ¿F Flexible harness capable of delivering both power, and data. Non-intrusive auto switching of data and power for integrity of the wiring system Withstands engines vibrations, heat and gas abrasiveness for a long life We propose an innovative scheme involving layering of ceramics, ceramic matrix composites, metal matrix composites and fiber optics assembly with innovative ceramic fiber sheaths, based on four key innovations: 1) Selection of ceramic fabrics sheath material for insulation of adjacent wires by means of high temperature ceramic insulators. 2) A novel harness design to assemble the packaging of the data and power wires in a harness 3) Integrated Diagnostics and Prognostics by means of an aircraft wire fault detection system with demonstrated sensitivity to aging insulation. 4. Robust harness architecture: when one of the wires fails the fault detection system senses the integrity of the system and switches to a redundant wire in the harness.

Principal Investigator:

Eric van Doorn
Director of Sensor Technology

Business Contact:

Mark James
Contracts and Proposals Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No