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Dynamic Sensor/Weapon Alignment Algorithms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
53631
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-1113
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Dynamic Sensor/Weapon Alignment Algorithms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65540-01-C-0045
Award Amount: $69,776.00
 

Abstract:

The ultimate goal of this effort is to develop state-of-the-art software that performs data fusion on ship hull sensors including reference cell voltage, hull polarization voltage, hull current, salinity, temperature, etc. This research will lead to theoptimal control of the Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP), the prediction of failures like paint removal, remaining anode life, and bridge formation as a means for reliably estimating the remaining life-cycle and planning for dry docking andother condition based maintenance (CBM). Reliable prediction and mitigation of hull corrosion is one of the single most important aspects for the condition-based maintenance (CBM) of the seawater system. No commercial product for performing this task iscurrently available.Extending the interval between dry docking periods one cycle (18-24 months), would allow substantial savings of over $8.6 million dollars per year for a fleet of 56 ships. The technology developed in this research would reduce the lifecycle cost and increase the availability of the fleet.

Principal Investigator:

Jayakumar Muthusami
Researcher
9792605274
jmuthusami@kbsi.com

Business Contact:

Donielle mayer
Business Operations Mgr.
9792605274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840

EIN/Tax ID: 742505334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No