Arc Fault Protection for Direct Current Power Circuits in Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,979.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-M-2635
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-174-2492
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
2766 Indian Ripple Rd, Dayton, OH, 45440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
884812025
Principal Investigator:
Dennis Grosjean
Senior Engineer
(937) 252-4264
grosjean@innssi.com
Business Contact:
Larry Goss
President
(937) 429-4980
gosslp@innssi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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