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Fast, Reconfigurable Computing for PHM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86913
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-055-1042
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Fast, Reconfigurable Computing for PHM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-2916
Award Amount: $99,983.00
 

Abstract:

Propulsion Health Management (PHM) of advanced aircraft propulsion systems refers to a multi-faceted approach of sensitive and precise monitoring of gradual subsystems degradation. The objective is to first ensure mission reliability, while extending the useful lifetime of the high-value asset. In applied propulsion engineering research, PHM diagnostics and prognostics have been shown to be feasible in tracking day-to-day engine health; it is expected that real-time engine control functions should be possible. Real-time models running on-board to support Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) are not only conceivable, but are under active development. Augmenting future FADEC systems with real-time PHM sensor integration, data fusion and decision support algorithms, physics modeling and inlet flow control will require significant computational resources. The U.S. Air Force recognizes the need for technological breakthroughs to support this high-throughput, compute-intense environment. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC) outlines a plan to address this critical need for advanced PHM technology with a combined hardware and software systems approach. This approach features cutting edge, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) high-performance computing on military-qualified IAC systems, and a novel software architecture that enables rapid development and deployment of high-level PHM algorithms on this platform

Principal Investigator:

Joel Bock
Scientist
8586794140
joel.bock@iac-online.com

Business Contact:

Laura Goodrich
VP Contracts & Finance
8586794140
laura.goodrich@iac-online.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION CORP.
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