Diligent data-power harness for high temperature wiring in engine bays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-2566
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-190-3090
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Eric van Doorn
Director of Sensor Technology
(301) 294-5229
evandoorn@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
Contracts and Proposals Manager
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc., (IAI) outlines a novel ingenuous method for wiring engine bays. The proposed wiring will function in engine bays with the following advantages: Withstands temperatures greater than 1500 ¿F Flexible harness capable of delivering both power, and data. Non-intrusive auto switching of data and power for integrity of the wiring system Withstands engines vibrations, heat and gas abrasiveness for a long life We propose an innovative scheme involving layering of ceramics, ceramic matrix composites, metal matrix composites and fiber optics assembly with innovative ceramic fiber sheaths, based on four key innovations: 1) Selection of ceramic fabrics sheath material for insulation of adjacent wires by means of high temperature ceramic insulators. 2) A novel harness design to assemble the packaging of the data and power wires in a harness 3) Integrated Diagnostics and Prognostics by means of an aircraft wire fault detection system with demonstrated sensitivity to aging insulation. 4. Robust harness architecture: when one of the wires fails the fault detection system senses the integrity of the system and switches to a redundant wire in the harness.

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