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Validation Tools and Data for PHM Technologies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69970
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-028-0072
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: 2004
Title: Validation Tools and Data for PHM Technologies
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-04-C-0188
Award Amount: $69,989.00
 

Abstract:

Emerging prognostics and health management (PHM) technologies will reduce maintenance costs for military aircraft while improving safety and availability. On the Joint Strike Fighter, software modules supplied by multiple vendors will be assembled into PHM area reasoners. System integrators will need tools and data for evaluation, selection, and testing of these modules. Sentient Corporation, in cooperation with Pratt & Whitney and Purdue University, will develop a PHM V&V toolset for efficient and effective testing using proven methodologies for diagnostic validation along with innovative metrics for assessing the accuracy and uncertainty of predictive prognostics. Ground truth data is also essential to any V&V capability. To maximize access to and utility of existing data, the new toolset will include powerful functions for secure distributed access to archival data. Finally, a Virtual Bearing Simulator will be created that combines general bearing dynamics and fault progression models with application specific finite element transfer function analyses to generate realistic fault vibration signatures and failure progressions. These signatures will allow PHM development to begin at the design stage for new platforms, and will augment operational validation data for deployed platforms. This project will leverage an existing program to develop fault-to-failure progression models that includes a large experimental study of bearing fault signatures and failure trajectories.

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