Rotary Wing Dynamic Component Structural Life Tracking with Self-Powered Wireless Sensors
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
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.
Small Business Information at Submission:
KCF TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
112 W. Foster Ave Suite 1 State College, PA 16801
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