Dynamic Sensor/Weapon Alignment Algorithms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,776.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65540-01-C-0045
Award Id:
53631
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-1113
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator:
JayakumarMuthusami
Researcher
(979) 260-5274
jmuthusami@kbsi.com
Business Contact:
Doniellemayer
Business Operations Mgr.
(979) 260-5274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The ultimate goal of this effort is to develop state-of-the-art software that performs data fusion on ship hull sensors including reference cell voltage, hull polarization voltage, hull current, salinity, temperature, etc. This research will lead to theoptimal control of the Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP), the prediction of failures like paint removal, remaining anode life, and bridge formation as a means for reliably estimating the remaining life-cycle and planning for dry docking andother condition based maintenance (CBM). Reliable prediction and mitigation of hull corrosion is one of the single most important aspects for the condition-based maintenance (CBM) of the seawater system. No commercial product for performing this task iscurrently available.Extending the interval between dry docking periods one cycle (18-24 months), would allow substantial savings of over $8.6 million dollars per year for a fleet of 56 ships. The technology developed in this research would reduce the lifecycle cost and increase the availability of the fleet.

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