Wiring System In-Situ Health Monitoring Diagnostics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-5209
Agency Tracking Number: F041-153-2739
Amount: $99,359.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-153
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
4229 w. Paskay Dr., West Valley City, UT, 84120
DUNS: 142116404
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Smith
 VP Technology
 (801) 865-8041
Business Contact
 John Bennion
Title: President
Phone: (435) 658-4227
Email: jbennion@livewiretest.com
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to create and deploy a complete in situ wire fault location system for aging aircraft utilizing low power spread spectrum sensing methods. These methods have been demonstrated for accurate fault location on wires carrying power or digital data signals. This method is highly accurate despite noise caused by the external environment, switching of motors, lights, etc. and related noise associated with realistic loads. The ability to test during flight can help eliminate "can not duplicate" (CND) and "re-test OK" (RTOK) failures, providing on-board systems and maintenance personnel with the necessary information to quickly pinpoint and repair intermittent electrical faults.

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