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An Embedded Health Monitoring System for Determining Readiness of Electronic Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-15-C-7309
Agency Tracking Number: B14B-001-0059
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA14-T001
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-04-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-10-27
Small Business Information
310 5th St.
Charleroi, PA 15022
United States
DUNS: 187594788
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Adam Brant
 Scientist
 (724) 483-3946
 abrant@nokomisinc.com
Business Contact
 Gena Johnson
Title: PMO
Phone: (724) 483-3946
Email: gjohnson@nokomisinc.com
Research Institution
 University of Maryland CALCE
 Michael Pecht
 
Bldg 89, room 1103 University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
United States

 (301) 405-5323
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract

Nokomis ultra-sensitive radio frequency (RF) sensor, the Hiawatha System, can leverage changes in unintended emissions signatures to monitor the overall state of electronic device health. As a device ages, emissions signatures change in a predictable and deterministic manner, enabling reliable determination of device readiness. Under this effort, Nokomis proposes to leverage hand-held embedded health monitoring (EHM) technology in tandem with an in situ front end that measures changes in low level RF emissions. The device will employ micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors for measuring environmental conditions to which the device has been exposed. The front end will provide information about environmental extremes to which the device was exposed utilizing MEMS technology, as well as measure RF emissions signature emanating from the device, providing a unique means of assessing device health via changes in these RF emissions. Embedded health (EH) data will be reported to personnel through a hand-held data processing device that personnel will be able to connect to the front end to retrieve EH data. Nokomis STTR partner for this effort, the University of Maryland Center for Advance Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), brings decades of EHM expertise and a vast history of research and development of MEMS devices. Approved for Public Release 15-MDA-8161 (11 March 15)

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