Arc Fault Protection for Direct Current Power Circuits in Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-2635
Agency Tracking Number: F061-174-2492
Amount: $99,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-174
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
2766 Indian Ripple Rd, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 884812025
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Grosjean
 Senior Engineer
 (937) 252-4264
Business Contact
 Larry Goss
Title: President
Phone: (937) 429-4980
Research Institution
An effort to apply modern signal-processing techniques to the detection of arcs on a direct-current (DC) power line in an air vehicle is proposed. The Phase-I effort will concentrate on demonstrating the feasibility of a simple, inexpensive technique for detecting both series and parallel arcs in DC power lines that operate at pressures corresponding to a range of flight altitude between sea level and 100,000 ft (760 - 5 Torr pressures). This effort will also identify applications that are not being addressed by present arc-fault-circuit-breaker technologies. A Phase-II effort will include incorporation of the technique into operational hardware.

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