Structural Health Monitoring of Military Assets to enable Industrial IOT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-18-P-0040
Agency Tracking Number: F182-005-1662
Amount: $49,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-02
Small Business Information
835 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
DUNS: 043688410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Amrita Kumar
 (408) 307-4189
 akumar@acellent.com
Business Contact
 Irene Li
Phone: (408) 745-1188
Email: irene_li@acellent.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The new generation of Industrial IOT (IIOT) will transform the Industrial Age to the Information Age by exploiting opportunities and benefits offered by Information Age technology and techniques. A key enabler for IIOT are sensors and data procured from them. Sensor based IOT devices can gather more data, facilitate more complex analysis and faster reactions, and reduce human error, delivering more precise and efficient military capabilities.Using current sensor network based Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems as a basis, Acellent proposes a program for qualification and transition to field implementation of a SHM system for the in-situ inspection/monitoring of metal or composite structures on DOD aircraft, spacecraft and unmanned platforms. The goal of this SBIR will be to develop the methods and processes required to enable transition of the SHM system thus developed for field usage in DOD platforms such as the Global Hawk etc. and take it to TRL 7+. Phase I will focus on a feasibility study to determine the effectiveness of existing(i.e. current commercialSHM system) and upcoming (i.e. SHM products forthe DOD platforms) transition solution(s) for one or multiple USAF platformsin collaboration with Northrop Grumman.

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