High-Temperature Wireless Data Transmission Technology for Turbine Bearings & ISHM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,552.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-5208
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-040-0640
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF073-040
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
IMPACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14623
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073955507
Principal Investigator:
Carl S Byngton, P.E.
Director, Systems Engineering
(585) 424-1990
carl.byington@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
Mark Redding
President
(585) 424-1990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Dr. Darrin Young of Case Western Reserve University, with oversight from turbine engine OEMs, propose to develop and demonstrate a high-temperature wireless data transmission technology for high speed bearing data with a goal of achieving a telemetry distance of more than 10 feet with operating temperature of 250 up to 300°C. This technology would be a key enabler for improved engine health management. Key tasks of the phase I effort include 1) full definition of the transmitter operating requirements including power availability (harvesting required?), data rates, amount of pre-processing, environmental specs, etc. 2) Design of the transmitter, most likely based on a low-power silicon-tunnel-diode-based oscillator which has been shown attractive for previous high temperature MEMS sensing and telemetry applications; 3) testing the performance of the prototype transmitter across a range of temperatures, transmission distances, input power levels, fundamental design parameters; 4) Providing metrics related to data loss from real vibration signals (generated from a bearing on a test stand and from various recordings of engine vibrations) as a function of the tested parameters; and 5) Analyzing the potential of the technology to meet Air Force goals in Phase II and beyond.

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