A Dynamic Diagnostic and Prognostic System for the Joint Strike Fighter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: N052-104-0386
Amount: $79,024.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-104
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
BARRON ASSOC., INC.
1410 Sachem Place, Suite 202, Charlottesville, VA, 22901
DUNS: 120839477
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Burkholder
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (434) 973-1215
 burkholder@bainet.com
Business Contact
 David Ward
Title: President
Phone: (434) 973-1215
Email: barron@bainet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is the Department of Defense's next generation strike aircraft, featuring advanced airframe, logistics, avionics, propulsion, stealth, and firepower systems. With a focus on cost reduction, the JSF Program is being developed with integrated Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) and condition-based maintenance (CBM) technologies. The inclusion of such systems will allow continuous evaluation of aircraft component health to improve safety and minimize upkeep expense through maintenance performed according to a condition-based schedule. Barron Associates, Inc. (BAI) has teamed with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, a prime JSF contractor, to propose the development of a diagnostic and prognostic system for JSF subsystems that operate in dynamic environments and under widely varying operating conditions. The proposed work brings together algorithms developed by BAI for online, real-time model parameter identification, fault detection and isolation (FDI), and prognostic functions to accomplish the goals set in this topic.

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