Rotary Wing Dynamic Component Structural Life Tracking with Self-Powered Wireless Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,875.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0168
Award Id:
87425
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-006-0524
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
112 W. Foster Ave, Suite 1, State College, PA, 16801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005051219
Principal Investigator:
JacobLoverich
Director of Research
(814) 867-4097
loverich@kcftech.com
Business Contact:
JeremyFrank
President
(814) 867-4097
jfrank@kcftech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
KCF Technologies is proposing to develop a novel tool for tracking the fatigue life of rotorcraft components. The tool will consist of a suite of wireless data acquisition sensors, diagnostic and prognostic fatigue life algorithms, and a data management system for storing and accessing component status and projected life. Environmental and usability factors for the sensor system necessitate wireless communication to the nodes. An essential part of enabling such a system is piezoelectric power harvesting. In Phase I, KCF will carry out preliminary hardware demonstrations showing the feasibility of implementing an autonomous sensor system for storing component fatigue life data, evaluate and propose updates to current HUMS diagnostic and prognostic algorithms, and assess the feasibly of implementing a global data management system.

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