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Unmanned Air Vehicles Diagnostics/Prognostics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73667
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-158-0772
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANALATOM, INC.
562 E. Weddell Drive, Suite 4 Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Unmanned Air Vehicles Diagnostics/Prognostics
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R080
Award Amount: $119,945.00
 

Abstract:

An integrated Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) diagnostics/prognostics system will improve the affordability, survivability, and service life of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) by ensuring the performance and reliability of high value, critical components on-board the UAV. The detection, monitoring and prediction of structural and material degradation are critical diagnoses for maintaining efficiency and battle readiness. Using its existing SHM system platform presently being field tested by Boeing and Delta Air Lines, Analatom proposes to develop an integrated central health management system for UAVs using a combination of MEMS strain gauges, Linear Polarization Resistance (LPR) corrosion sensors and a Texas Instruments (TI) MSP430 microprocessor for lower weight, power and cost requirements and higher sensitivity than conventional sensors. Data transmission and downloading will be accomplished through either a hardwired approach, or through wireless data links when assessment for final system implementation is completed. Use of Motorola neuRFonTM chip for a wireless, self-organizing network that has low power requirements would be investigated and pursued. The envisioned system will meet the cost and weight requirements for UAV applications by multiplexing low cost, microfabricated MEMS strain gauges, corrosion sensors; and data acquisition, processing and subsequent data transmission via wired or wireless interface for data downloading.

Principal Investigator:

Trevor Niblock
CTO
4087349392
niblock@analatom.com

Business Contact:

Bernard C. Laskowski
President
4087349392
laskowski@analatom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANALATOM, INC.
562 Weddell Drive, Suite 4 Sunnyvale, CA 94089

EIN/Tax ID: 942701045
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No