Prognostic Enhancements to Diagnostic Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65540-01-C-0046
Agency Tracking Number: N992-0435
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Duns: 555403328
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jayakumar Muthusami
 (409) 260-5274
Business Contact
 Perakath Benjamin
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Research Institution
The ultimate goal of this Phase II SBIR project is to develop state-of-the-art software that performs Multi-Sensor Fusion on crevice corrosion detection sensors. These sensors are used on Navy ship seawater system to mitigate corrosion using ImpressedCurrent Cathodic Protection with advanced decision making capability (Smart ICCP). Key project innovations include: (1) development of Multi-Sensor Fusion software which integrates various crevice corrosion detection sensor measurements, (2) intelligentcondition based monitoring (CBM) software that uses state-of-the-art techniques like artificial neural networks (ANN) and fuzzy logic to detect incipient crevice conditions, and (3) novel crevice corrosion mitigation capabilities using In-Situ Smart ICCPwith optimal control. The proposed innovations would lead to the prediction and mitigation of crevice corrosion in the Navy's seawater system, resulting in significant manpower and machine-time savings. The developed product will be tested for naturalseawater conditions at the Key West Navy Research Laboratory. It is anticipated that a field-ready prototype product will be available for the Navy by the end of this Phase II project.

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