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Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Afloat Information Technology (IT)…

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Department of Defense
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2007 / SBIR
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Qualtech Systems, Inc.
99 East River Drive East Hartford, CT 06108-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Afloat Information Technology (IT) and Network Services
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-07-C-0100
Award Amount: $69,716.00


Qualtech Systems, Inc., in cooperation with University of Connecticut and Lockheed Martin Corporation, propose to develop an integrated on-line and adaptive remote network PHM solution to address the needs of shipboard IT/Network systems and services. The team proposes a network system model suitable for fault localization, which takes into account the fault-to-failure progressions among the different components and/or subsystems. We also propose advanced prognostic techniques to predict discrete events (e.g., router failures), as well as continuous network performance measures (e.g., response time, throughput). The proposed solution performs smart tests (e.g., network probing, database query) on network components and coordinates multiple subsystem health assessments to arrive at an overall network health assessment. For further fault isolation, the solution provides adaptive guided troubleshooting support for the maintenance personnel onboard or onshore. In addition, the solution provides various prediction algorithms tailored to the task of projecting the future network health status for improved Maintenance and Material Management. The work proposed here seeks to developing methods for improved diagnostic accuracy (i.e., root-cause isolation), online implementation (efficient test sequences, fast inferencing), as well as the capability for Remote Diagnostics which provide opportunities to conduct diagnostics remotely and prevent breakdowns by detecting and isolating faults earlier.

Principal Investigator:

Sudipto Ghoshal
Manager, Professional Services

Business Contact:

Chakrapani Vallurupalli
President & Chief Operating Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

100 Great Meadow Rd., Suite 603 Wethersfield, CT 06109

EIN/Tax ID: 061370324
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No