Online Real-Time Tribology Failure Detection System
Under NASA Phase I funding, we have developed a system for the ball bearing fault detection and identification. Our system can effectively identify multiple fault modes related to the evolution of friction within the contact in the coated ball bearings. To detect bearing faulty modes, we have developed a new bispectrum and entropy analysis method to capture the faulty transient signals embedded in the measurements. To classify the fault modes, we further developed a set of stochastic models using hidden Markov model (HMM) and Gaussian mixtures. Test results using lab experiment data have shown that our system can identify coated ball bearing fault modes in near real-time. In Phase II, we will further develop and test our system developed in Phase I for spacecraft mechanical parts health monitoring and mitigating actions. A thorough understanding of the failure mechanisms of the moving parts will emerge by the end of the Phase II effort, as well as the methodology to prevent catastrophic failure while in orbit. Algorithms developed in Phase I/II will be implemented in C/C++. Effort will be focused on the accuracy, autonomous, speed and efficiency of the system. The Boeing Company has teamed with us for Phase II effort.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Business Contact:Bo Ling
President & CEO
Research Institution Information:
Migma Systems, Inc.
1600 Providence Highway Walpole, MA 02081
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Louisiana State University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 6413
Nonprofit college or university