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Real-Time Integrity/Durability Monitoring of Composite Structures Using a Fiber…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
19808
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19808
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Simula, Inc.
10016 S. 51st Street Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Real-Time Integrity/Durability Monitoring of Composite Structures Using a Fiber Optic Sensor System and Neural Network Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,824.00
 

Abstract:

The overall objective of this project is to develop a reliable, low-cost neural network architecture for sensors, and real-time processing to continuously monitor the structural health of the thick composite structure used in armored vehicles. The Phase I demonstration will be implemented with advanced fiber optic sensors for acquiring health and status data from a sample composite structure, a monitoring architecture for interconnecting the sensors, and use of advanced neural network techniques for learning the composite structure characteristics and discerned changes in the structural health of the composite. A team with expertise in composite materials, embedded fiber optic sensors, neural networks, and computer systems proposes to produce a proof-of-concept prototype using real hardware. The Phase I success is ensured through the leveraging of existing R&D by using fiber optic sensor prototypes developed at FIMOD, thick composite technology developed at Simula, and the neural network implementations of Sedona Scientific.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ken Lou
6028936245

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Simula, Inc.
10016 S. 51st Street Phoenix, AZ 85044

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