Wireless Brake and Tire Monitoring System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-08-M-0006
Agency Tracking Number: F073-144-0524
Amount: $99,552.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF073-144
Solitcitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
IMPACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14623
Duns: 073955507
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carl Palmer
 Manager, Sensing & Monitoring
 (585) 424-1990
 carl.palmer@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 cooperation with Crane Aerospace and Electronics, proposes an end to end wireless solution for aircraft brake and tire monitoring. The proposed system will serve to reduce safety risks and increase efficiency during flight and ground testing by providing long-range wireless transmission of tire temperature, tire pressure, and brake temperature. The system will provide intelligent data fusion and diagnostic capability in support of automating the brake and tire go / no go for test decision. Key tasks of this Phase I effort include: 1) Development of a communication schema to support distributed smart sensor nodes; 2) Adapt currently available sensing hardware to meet AF range and resolution requirements; 3) Develop data fusion and processing algorithms to transform recorded data into knowledge usable by test operators in support the tire and brake go / no go for test decision; 4) Development of a tablet PC based handheld recording and display device along with a user interface capable of being operated without the use of cumbersome pointing devices or keyboards. A prototype system will be created and sensing, storage, and communications will be demonstrated within a prototype hardware platform.

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