An Advanced Modeling, Monitoring, and Predicting System for the Joint Strike Fighter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0100
Agency Tracking Number: N043-258-0901
Amount: $79,958.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-258
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
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
 Senior Research Scientist
 (434) 973-1215
Business Contact
 David Ward
Title: President
Phone: (434) 973-1215
Research Institution
Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is envisioned as a comprehensive system for detecting and isolating failures, recommending condition-based maintenance (CBM), and estimating the remaining useful life (RUL) of critical components. Barron Associates, Inc. (BAI) has teamed with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LM Aero) to propose an SBIR program that leverages a decade of jointly developing fault-tolerant controls and identification technologies. This SBIR program will result in a comprehensive fault and failure anomaly detection and isolation system that brings together flight-tested algorithms developed by BAI for online, real-time parameter identification and generic algorithms developed by BAI for fault detection and isolation (FDI) in any complex dynamical system. BAI presents three crucial technologies that will form a solid foundation for the development of advanced modeling, monitoring, and predicting technology for the JSF: (1) a robust algorithm for identification of model parameters; (2) innovative, model-based FDI algorithms employing statistical change detection techniques; and (3) prognostic algorithms that predict the remaining useful life (RUL) for system components. In Phase I, BAI will evaluate the performance of these algorithms operating in a realistic JSF simulation provided by LM Aero.

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