Common FADEC Interface Software

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-18-C-0044
Agency Tracking Number: A181-080-1240
Amount: $99,995.69
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-080
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-15
Small Business Information
6022 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
DUNS: 094142122
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Peterson
 (505) 255-8611
Business Contact
 Marlene Blemel
Phone: (505) 255-8611
Research Institution
In a current SBIR contract, MSI has developed an intrinsically passive modular avionic module with a real time operating system and data-driven Cognitive Bayesian models that provides situational awareness. In the Phase III transition contract, the focus is a software interface for the Full Authority Digital Engine Controllers (FADEC) deployed in the MQ-9, RQ-4, C-130J, and V-22 aircraft. The EPIC is able to learn normal patterns and produce a diagnostic report when abnormal behavior or signals do not comply with requirements. We propose new work that will enhance the data models, architectural concepts, and components for use in developing a common avionic to engine interface, including data modeling for general FADEC interfaces to the avionics suite. The product will be a common, reusable software for engine controllers that are Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE) Units of Portability (UoPs) compatible and that also meet airworthiness or security requirements unique to the US Army. This would ensure that as engines are updated, integration with respect to the avionics suites in use by the Army is simplified and streamlined and also that the data model for common engine information is complete.

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