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Prognostic Wear Prediction Tool for BlackHawk Hanger Bearings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73561
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-077-0363
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sentient Corporation
850 Energy Drive Suite 307 Idaho Falls, ID 83401-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Prognostic Wear Prediction Tool for BlackHawk Hanger Bearings
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-05-C-0022
Award Amount: $118,990.00
 

Abstract:

Hanger bearing failures occur unexpectedly and have resulted in loss of aircraft and life in both military and civilian rotorcraft. New Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) that are currently being demonstrated on the UH-60 include sensing capabilities that offer the potential to diagnose and predict hanger bearing problems with sufficient lead time to prevent catastrophic failure. However, diagnostic algorithms and fault progression models that address the specific failure modes observed in hanger bearings, such as lubricant depletion and thermal runaway, are still needed to provide an effective prognostic capability. Sentient Corporation will leverage directly related prior work to develop an accurate and effective prognostic capability for the UH-60 hanger bearing application and will integrate that capability into the Goodrich open architecture HUMS. State-of-the-art sensing and diagnostic capabilities will be combined with Sentient's proven model of bearing wear/fatigue and new models that address lubrication and thermal effects unique to this application. In-house bearing tests will provide ample development and validation data. Sentient's extensive prior research in this area will reduce technical risk and enable greater progress than would otherwise be possible during Phase I, and collaboration with Goodrich Aerospace will ensure a successful HUMS integration in Phases II and III.

Principal Investigator:

Sean Marble
President
2085228560
smarble@sentientscience.com

Business Contact:

Sean Marble
President
2085228560
smarble@sentientscience.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SENTIENT CORP.
850 Energy Drive, Suite 307 Idaho Falls, ID 83401

EIN/Tax ID: 820533423
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No