UAV Condition Tracking System (UCTS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,994.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0367
Award Id:
98310
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-006-0215
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-006
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
850 River St., Troy, NY, 12180
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
188282131
Principal Investigator:
ZackMian
CEO
(518) 268-1636
zmian@iem.net
Business Contact:
RobertFoss
Director of R&D
(518) 268-1636
rfoss@iem.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
International Electronic Machines Corp. (IEM), a leader in sensor-based solutions for maintenance, safety, and security, will develop the Unmanned Air Vehicle Condition Tracking System (UCTS). UCTS will consist in hardware of self-contained, miniature, very lightweight intelligent wireless Condition Monitoring Sensor Nodes (CMSNs) able to use multiple sensors of varying types to track strain, detect anomalous heating, vibration, buffet, acoustic (sound) signals such as bearing screech or grind, and other parameters, and a Central Network Processing Unit (CNPU) which will be able to gather all data from the CMSNs, process or relay the data, and integrates with onboard IMMC or similar systems. UCTS software will include CMSN and CNPU code for real-time fault detection as well as data collection and processing for long-term PHM use. Interface and "back-end" PHM processing will be developed in cooperation with Technical Data Analysis, Inc. (TDA), already known for their PHM-related work on fixed-wing and rotorcraft platforms. UCTS is also supported by Northrop Grumman, manufacturer of the Global Hawk UAV, who will provide invaluable information on this platform. UCTS will draw on nearly four million dollars of related work on wireless sensor, condition-based maintenance, energy harvesting, and related fields for NAVAIR and others.

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