Imaging Acoustic Signature Analyses for Plant Turbo-machinery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-05-M-0038
Agency Tracking Number: F051-304-0990
Amount: $99,982.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-304
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
200 Canal View Boulevard, Rochester, NY, 14623
DUNS: 073955507
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carl Byington
 Director of Research & Development
 (814) 861-6273
 carl.byington@impact-tek.com
Business Contact
 Mark Redding
Title: President
Phone: (585) 424-1990
Email: mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory, proposes to develop and demonstrate an automated, acoustic sensing based machinery condition monitoring system for operation in a plant environment. Utilizing advanced sensor design, unique and innovative signal processing and acoustic imaging techniques, advanced beamforming, and proven data fusion for automated detection, isolation, and classification, Impact will provide a solid foundation for automated plant monitoring and enabled decision support using non-contact, multi-machine capable, acoustic arrays. Operating as a stand alone system or adding flexibility and fidelity to traditional machine-based sensing approaches, the developed sensors and associated processing applications will offer substantial and significant new potential to the current machinery prognostics and health management field. Substantial additional potential may be realized through interferometry and integration with other non-contact sensing technologies.

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