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Hybrid Model Fusion for Gas Turbine Engine Diagnostics and Prognostics

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56484
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
012685
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION CORP.
13029 Danielson Street Suite 200 Poway, CA 92064-8811
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Hybrid Model Fusion for Gas Turbine Engine Diagnostics and Prognostics
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS4-02038
Award Amount: $597,000.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I IAC, teamed with Pratt & Whitney and Luppold & Associates, developed and demonstrated a hybrid modeling approach to enhance diagnostics and prognostics performance on F-117 engines. The hybrid model fuses a physics-based model developed by Pratt & Whitney called STORM with an empirical model that uses neural networks to monitor and quantify unmodeled and/or mismodeled engine phenomena that corrupt STORM?s diagnostic outputs. The resulting hybrid model is called the enhanced STORM or eSTORM. In Phase I eSTORM was demonstrated to work extremely well for limited conditions when processing simulated engine data. In Phase II IAC proposes to develop a standalone system for real time implementation of a full F-117 engine eSTORM. The system will cover the full C-17 flight envelope. The system will include interfaces to accept data from the C-17 aircraft bus and will be capable of on-wing operation. The system will be demonstrated using real F-117 inputs running in a test bench environment. Though developed explicitly for an F-117 application, the hybrid modeling concept developed on this Phase II is generic and can be used for eSTORM development on all Pratt & Whitney military and commercial engines.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Brotherton
Vice President, CTO
8586794140
tom.brotherton@iac-online.com

Business Contact:

Laura Goodrich
Vice President, Contracts
8586794140
laura.goodrich@iac-online.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Automation Corporation
13029 Danielson Street, Suite 200 Poway, CA 92064

EIN/Tax ID: 330876270
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No