Framework for Intelligent support of Smart Transducers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-07-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number: F041-303-2832
Amount: $749,971.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-303
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
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
 Ronald Fernades
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
 rfernandes@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manag
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
KBSI proposes to develop a Framework for Intelligent support of Smart Transducers (FIST) that will revolutionize the way in which flight test and instrumentation engineers design, implement, test and manage sensor networks by exploiting the inherent benefits of the smart transducer technology. FIST is modular, component-based, and platform-independent, and can be plugged into existing ISSs using a well-defined set of APIs. In addition, FIST supports the rapid development of customized smart sensor management applications from various components. All of this will accelerate the widespread adoption of the IEEE 1451 family of standard. The Phase I effort resulted in the FIST methodology and component-based software that validated the methodology for T&E applications. Under the Phase II effort, we will (i) develop reusable component-based FIST software that builds off the Phase I implementation, (ii) use FIST components to develop T&E applications that support smart sensor network design, commissioning, testing, and maintenance, (iii) develop smart sensor applications for condition based maintenance and homeland security, and (iv) transition FIST technology to the Air Force and other DOD centers. Benefits include rapid, customized smart transducer applications that result in reduced cost and increased reliability for both the sensor network and the system being instrumented.

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