Integrated Diagnostics & Prognostics for Prediction of Aircraft Electronic System Power Supply Failures & Useful Life Remaining

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,769.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911W6-08-C-0053
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0196
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-197
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
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:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren
Manager, Electronic Syste
(585) 424-1990
patrick.kalgren@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
Mark Redding
President
(585) 424-1990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Impact Technologies, LLC proposes to develop a vertically integrated prognostics and health management (PHM) capability for Apache weapon system electronic power supplies. Extending Phase I and related technologies for the assessment of DC-DC switched mode power supplies, Impact will provide innovations that result in a new operations and maintenance support capability from embedded monitoring and enhanced built-in test to ground station and depot-level support. Key innovations in gray-scale health assessment, time to failure modeling, and diagnostic test integration will support a capability leveraging increased understanding of failure progression in electronic systems for improved test and maintenance. Working with AMRDEC, Engineering Support Division, in conjunction with the Apache program office, Impact will develop and test the prototype system on the Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight (M-TADS) power supply. The technology will build upon previously developed DC-DC PHM technologies while innovating new AC-DC health management, more robust time to failure modeling, and test system innovations to enable broader deployment across maintenance levels. The integrated PHM system will maintain verticality of test, important for validation, supportability and maintainability of fielded systems. The potential for increased weapon system operational availability is significant, as illustrated by initial studies conducted in the preceding program.

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