Advanced Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) and Model Based Prognostic Useful Life Remaining Capabilities for Aircraft Tactical Information and Co

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0335
Agency Tracking Number: N071-010-0849
Amount: $750,878.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-010
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
FRONTIER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
75 Aero Camino, Suite A, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 153927827
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Key
 Principal Investigator
 (321) 277-8396
 garykey@aol.com
Business Contact
 Rhond Adawi
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (805) 685-6672
Email: radawi@fti-net.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) proposes to expand and demonstrate its successful Phase I research and development of prognostic models for use in the prediction of the health state and future failure progressions for multiple aircraft communication, navigation and identification systems (CNI) and components. FTI will assess the application boundaries, accuracy, and limitations of its PHM modeling technologies and will demonstrate prototype prognostics models, techniques and supporting programs for electronics-based systems with focus on CNI subsystems and components. The FTI approach combines principles of real-time predictive health state analysis with Reliability Centered Maintenance techniques that estimate Remaining Useful Life (RUL). FTI will maximize the use of existing sensors, parameters and data sources from installed systems; create models of healthy systems that detect incipient faults; identify the fault to failure progression; estimate component or system RUL; and notify system users of fault detection, RUL and suggested remediation. Phase II will extend FTI’s research into prognostic assessment of electronics system health states and identification of future failure precursors. FTI will apply its data-derived PHM technology to selected high-value CNI systems to develop and demonstrate prognostic system health models that can also be transitioned to additional aircraft and land-based electronics systems in Phase III.

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