Corrosion Modeling and Life Prediction Supporting Structural Prognostic Health Management
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
This proposal offers an approach to integrate the latest corrosion sensor technology with corrosion structural effects modeling to enable the transition from periodic corrosion inspections to an efficient, focused prognostics and health monitoring (PHM) system. The fundamental vision of the proposed program is to provide the customer with a process suitable for integrating corrosion effects analysis tools, structural criticality prioritization algorithms, in situ corrosion sensors, conventional non-destructive inspection (NDI), and data management structures to monitor and assess aircraft structure. All of these capabilities currently exist at varying levels of maturity. Phase I will develop the strategy by which, at the end of Phase II, such a PHM system will be designed, developed, integrated, validated, and demonstrated. The resulting system will include state-of-the-art hardware, software, and analytical techniques packaged into a powerful structural management philosophy. Demonstration in Phase II will include installation of hardware on a private jet to provide a flying demonstration article.
Small Business Information at Submission:
6669 Fyler Ave. St. Louis, MO 63139
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