Digital System e-Prognostics for Critical Aircraft Computer Systems

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,834.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX08CB22P
Agency Tracking Number:
074573
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Suite 300, Rochester, NY, 14623
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073955507
Principal Investigator:
Michael Roemer
Principal Investigator
(585) 424-1990
mike.roemer@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
Carol Marquardt
Business Official
(585) 424-1990
carol.marquardt@impact-tek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Impact Technologies, in cooperation with Raytheon, proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative prognostics approach for aircraft digital electronics. The proposed non-invasive prognostic approach consists of advanced software and a minimal sensing, focused on incipient fault detection, isolating failure modes and predicting remaining useful life using improved prognostic models. The innovations will include development and validation of physics of failure models, applicable to a broad range of CMOS digital systems; associated damage accumulation models; and a signal processing and feature extraction approach for detecting and isolating VLSI failure modes. In this approach, cradle-to-grave health state awareness is achieved through the use of model-based assessments in the absence of fault indications, and by updating these model-based assessments with sensed information. The PowerPC MPC7447 microprocessor will be used for validation testing during this program based on its use in such systems as the F-35 fighter Integrated Core Processor (ICP) and the fact that it is representative of the wide spread CMOS technology found in modern digital devices. Finally, a commercialization path beginning with testing of the technologies within Raytheon's Labs will be presented along with the team's vision of how e-Prognostic technologies can be transitioned into safety critical commercial and military digital.

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