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Prognostics for the Full, Net-Centric, Plug and Fight Integration of Army Air…

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Department of Defense
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2009 / SBIR
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Ridgetop Group, Inc.
3580 West Ina Road Tucson, AZ 85741-2276
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Prognostics for the Full, Net-Centric, Plug and Fight Integration of Army Air and Missile Defense Systems (AMD)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0096
Award Amount: $69,968.00


In order to help the Army add prognostic coverage to its IAMD platform, Ridgetop will apply its proven prognostic technologies to the IAMD systems. Given our experience with integrating prognostics into other electronic systems, Ridgetop will specifically investigate adding prognostics to the following frequently failing systems: (1) electrical motor actuators; (2) electrical cable interconnects; (3) radio frequency components. Ridgetop has existing prognostic technologies that apply to these types of electronic systems. Ridgetop's RingDownT actuator prognostic has been successfully demonstrated to predict failures in critical electromechanical actuator systems. The Ridgetop SJ BISTT (Solder Joint Built-in Self-Test) prognostic technology has been successfully applied in automotive applications. Ridgetop has also, in the recent past, investigated prognostic technologies for radio frequency components. We will apply all three of these technologies to the IAMD platform to help the Army reach its goals for prognostic coverage. RingDown and SJ BIST will simply be an application of existing technologies to new platforms. Ridgetop's radio frequency prognostics are at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 4, and this effort will advance them to a higher TRL and ready them for inclusion into Army systems. Ridgetop Group, Inc. is the leading expert in electronic prognostics, and the application of our technologies will help the Army reach its prognostic coverage goals.

Principal Investigator:

Justin Judkins
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Douglas Goodman
President and CEO
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6595 North Oracle Road Suite 153B Tucson, AZ 85704

EIN/Tax ID: 860979220
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No