Arc Fault Protection for Direct Current Power Circuits in Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-2858
Agency Tracking Number: F061-174-2492
Amount: $749,652.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
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
Modern signal-processing techniques are applied to the detection of arcs in direct-current (DC)-powered aerospace and ground equipment in this SBIR project. The Phase-I effort demonstrated the feasibility of a reliable technique for detecting both series and parallel arcs in DC and AC systems. The Phase-II effort will implement the technique in small, affordable units that can be installed in main- and branch-power circuits as well as in distributed subsystems such as actuator controllers. Operation in reduced-pressure environments will be demonstrated.

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