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Electronic Prognostics for Vehicle Health Management

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77697
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053388
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ridgetop Group, Inc.
3580 West Ina Road Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Electronic Prognostics for Vehicle Health Management
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNA06AA22C
Award Amount: $68,143.00
 

Abstract:

All electronic systems are prone to wear-out and eventual failure and this has direct implications for Vehicle Health Management for NASA with its long space missions. The accurate prediction of an impending failure can provide significant savings in functionality and mission success.[1] Accurate and timely failure prediction can support the mitigation of catastrophic faults in spacecraft systems as well as autonomous control and dynamic repairs to faults. Electronic prognostics provide advanced warnings of impending electronic module failures. The specific innovation proposed will provide tools for setting and determining the advanced warning time for prognostic-enabled electronic systems, also referred to as defining the remaining useful life (RUL). The testbed will be a high efficiency, DC-to-DC Power Converter commonly found in advanced power systems. Such power converters are commonly found in a wide range of electronic systems to adjust power levels, yet are subject to failures. The innovation would help prevent data loss and support uninterrupted operation. The reason for funding is that NASA has a stated requirement for autonomous and automated solutions to systems health management systems and electronic prognostics are required to support this objective.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Goodman
Principal Investigator
5207423300
info@ridgetop-group.com

Business Contact:

Douglas Goodman
President and CEO
5207423300
doug@ridgetop-group.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ridgetop Group, Inc.
6595 N Oracle Road, Suite 153B Tucson, AZ 85704

EIN/Tax ID: 860979220
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No