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Rotary Wing Dynamic Component Structural Life Tracking with Self-Powered…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87425
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-006-0524
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KCF Technologies, Inc
336 South Fraser Street State College, PA 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Rotary Wing Dynamic Component Structural Life Tracking with Self-Powered Wireless Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0168
Award Amount: $149,875.00
 

Abstract:

KCF Technologies is proposing to develop a novel tool for tracking the fatigue life of rotorcraft components. The tool will consist of a suite of wireless data acquisition sensors, diagnostic and prognostic fatigue life algorithms, and a data management system for storing and accessing component status and projected life. Environmental and usability factors for the sensor system necessitate wireless communication to the nodes. An essential part of enabling such a system is piezoelectric power harvesting. In Phase I, KCF will carry out preliminary hardware demonstrations showing the feasibility of implementing an autonomous sensor system for storing component fatigue life data, evaluate and propose updates to current HUMS diagnostic and prognostic algorithms, and assess the feasibly of implementing a global data management system.

Principal Investigator:

Jacob Loverich
Director of Research
8148674097
loverich@kcftech.com

Business Contact:

Jeremy Frank
President
8148674097
jfrank@kcftech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KCF TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
112 W. Foster Ave Suite 1 State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251879000
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No