Condition-Based Health Monitoring Utilizing Tip Timing Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8751-19-P-A074
Agency Tracking Number: F191-005-1147
Amount: $44,800.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-005
Solicitation Number: 2019.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-04
Small Business Information
1940 Elk River Dam Road, Suite 6, Tullahoma, TN, 37388
DUNS: 080511545
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bryan Hayes
 (931) 588-2001
Business Contact
 Robert Hayes
Phone: (615) 210-6490
Research Institution
The United States Air Force at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) has identified a need for long-term health monitoring software utilizing blade tip timing. This software will provide multiple benefits, including the potential to minimize $500,000 in time-based maintenance costs experienced by the Engine Test Facility at AEDC, improve maintenance and analyst personnel productivity, and improve system availability. As digital signal processing technology has improved, tip timing has become increasingly attractive for long-term health monitoring applications by reducing the cost in hardware and manpower to purchase and operate the tip timing hardware and software. This proposal is based on a clear Air Force stakeholder need provided by the attached letter of support. Commercially, this software can be expected to be used across several industries including aerospace, power generation, and oil/gas. This solution will also have the dual benefit of increasing test analyst productivity at Air Force Test Centers which utilize tip timing for turbine engine testing.

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