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Sentient Autonomous Maintainer (SAM) for Marine Diesel Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70055
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-079-1703
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Sentient Autonomous Maintainer (SAM) for Marine Diesel Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-04-M-0086
Award Amount: $69,951.00
 

Abstract:

MSI will collaborate with various diesel engine manufacturers to create a Sentient Autonomous Maintainer (SAM) for remote diagnostics, prognostics, and self-maintenance of marine diesel engines for use on Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs). This SAM will monitor the engine┬┐_s current state, predict the engine┬┐_s future state, automatically correct conditions when possible, and report impending or current failures to the remote controller. The SAM will make use of Bayesian based artificial intelligence algorithms to operate as an automated Prognostic Health Management (PHM) system. The PHM system will collect and fuse operations data with performance data and then use Physics of Failure models to 1) estimate the state of sensored and hidden conditions, 2) predict time to transition to future failure states, 3) estimate the degree (probability) of safety and economic risk in the predictions, and 4) provide accurate decision support. PHM has been shown to be valuable in providing advanced warning of conditions that lead to failure of expensive weapon systems so that Condition Based Maintenance can be performed in a timely and effective manner.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth Blemel
Vice President
5052558611
kenneth_blemel@mgtsciences.com

Business Contact:

Marlene K. Blemel
President
5052558611
kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES, INC.
6022 Constitution Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

EIN/Tax ID: 850247732
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No