SMALL RUGGED SELF-CONTAINED FATIGUE RECORDER FOR LOCALIZED STRUCTURAL SURVEYS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2020
Amount: $485,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Esprit Technology Inc.
144-a Mayhew Wy, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philip D Flanner
 (415) 947-0400
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
BECAUSE OF EXTENDED USE OF OLDER AIRFRAMES, INCREASED MISSION REQUIREMENTS SUCH AS MORE SEVERE CATAPULTS AND ARRESTMENTS, AND ADOPTION OF MORE BRITTLE ALLOYS, MONITORING OF FATIGUE DAMAGE ACCUMULATION AT PARTICULAR LOCATIONS ON MILITARY AIRCRAFT HAS BECOME IMPORTANT. WHILE NO SMALL, SELF-CONTINED DATA RECORDERS FOR USE IN MILITARY ENVIRONMENTS ARE PRESENTLY AVAILABLE, ADVANCES IN LOW-POWER CMOS CIRCUITRY, BATTERY TECHNOLOGY, AND HIGH-DENSITY PACKAGING INDICATE THAT MECHANIZATION OF SUCH A UNIT IS ACHIEVABLE. THE PHASE I FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE MEANS FOR INTEGRATING THE LATEST MICROPROCESSOR AND DIGITAL MEMORY TECHNOLOGY WITH OPTIONAL ALGORITHMS, AND VARIOUS SENSORS (ACCELERATION, STRAIN, PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE). THE PROJECT WILL CULMINATE IN A CONCEPTUAL HARDWARE DESIGN LAYOUT AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A RECORDING INSTRUMENT HAVING TARGET SPECIFICATIONS OF: 8 CUBIC INCHES VOLUME, 30 DAYS SELF-POWER, USE WITH INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL TRANSDUCERS, MULTI-CHANNEL OPERATION, 50HZ BANDWIDTH, AND USER CONTROL OF RANGE, DATA EXCLUSIONS, BANDWIDTH AND STORAGE FORMAT.

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