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Full Featured Low-Cost HMS for Combatant Craft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0794
Agency Tracking Number: N18A-015-0248
Amount: $999,443.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N18A-T015
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-09-01
Small Business Information
100 Corporate Place Suite 220
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
United States
DUNS: 808837496
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Somnath Deb
 President, CTO
 (860) 761-9344
Business Contact
 Marta Olenick
Phone: (860) 761-9362
Research Institution
 Vanderbilt University
 Andrew Budell Andrew Budell
110 21st Avenue South Baker Bldg., Ste 800
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

 (615) 322-2631
 Nonprofit College or University

Qualtech Systems, Inc. (QSI), in collaboration with Vanderbilt University (VU) proposes to develop a state-of-the art Health Management System (HMS) system consisting of a small form factor GPS-enabled onboard computer, a small display for crew, and sensors for boat and engine vibration, OBD data, engine oil quality monitoring, and battery health monitoring. The HMS system will provide Wi-Fi and web interface for additional crew interaction and guided troubleshooting for maintenance personnel. It will interface with shore station to download data and support display, visualization and analysis of logged data. The key features of the HMS include: (a) Low hardware cost by leveraging industrial-grade computers ruggedized to military specifications, (b) Anomaly detection and prognostics for engine and battery health, (c) Intelligent logging of data, (d) shore based analytics and prognostics, and (e) Health management and guided troubleshooting capabilities with integrated ground station support. The proposed HMS will provide real-time diagnostics and prognostics capability resulting in improved operational readiness and lower life-cycle costs. While the target platforms proposed here are Navy power boats (PB34), the solution developed herein can be applied to a wide variety of vehicles and platforms, including ground vehicles, UAVs, unmanned boats and submarines.

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