Aircraft Wiring Characterization, Tracking, and Testing System (AWCTTS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,875.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F42650-02-P-1917
Agency Tracking Number:
021XP-2305
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
094142122
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Blemel
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 255-8611
 ken_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Business Contact
 Marlene Kay Blemel
Title: President
Phone: (505) 255-8611
Email: kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"This exciting proposal offers innovative research to prototype and demonstrate the feasibility of a low cost, portable PC software and inspection probe which acts as a wiring inspection unit to automate many tedious aircraft wiring inspection tasks. Theunit will provide inspectors with an automated sensing of wiring system faults, failures and problems of difficult-to-assess hazards hidden in dark areas, in bundles and in occluded spaces. The hand held probe will identify wiring type and use non-invasivereflectometry to scan along wiring and insulation for deterioration. The unit will employ chafing sensors to accurately locate points of damaged insulation, which can result in arcing or perhaps damage to hydraulic lines. The unit, built with a COTS PDA orportable, will log inspection results and comments and send the information to a central database. In addition, the unit will tag the wiring as inspected for actions by maintainers and as information for future inspections. In Phase I, our team willcapture requirements, develop architecture, build a prototype, and end with feasibility demonstrations. No such inspection system with such wide reaching innovations exists today. The software and portable unit that will result from this SBIR areapplicable to a wide variety of applications that parallel aircraft wiring inspection. It is particularly relevant to commercial aircraft wiring, plant maintenance, industrial process control, medi

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