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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$774,886.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F42650-03-C-0064
Award Id:
62189
Agency Tracking Number:
F021-2305
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6022 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
094142122
Principal Investigator:
Duke Buster
Project Manager
(505) 255-8611
duke_buster@mgtsciences.com
Business Contact:
Marlene Blemel
President
(505) 255-8611
kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase II effort will design and field test the first Wiring Inspection and Troubleshooting System (WITS). WITS uniquely integrates multiple sensor technologies and automatic database functions into one near-autonomous system that will save many hoursof inspection and troubleshooting. MSI demonstrated in Phase I that WITS identifies and locates opens and shorts in harnesses, and can identify some faulty line-replaceable units. We also demonstrated WITS automatically running inspections and logging theresults in a database. The Phase II work will greatly expand the Phase I concept by detecting additional wire fault types, adding troubleshooting procedures, building aircraft adapter sets, and adding a maintenance site server. WITS will be tested oncustomer-selected aircraft harnesses (T-38, A-10, or T-37). The target unit price is $5,000, and the key to reaching the target is COTS parts. The initial application is USAF OO-ALC aging aircraft, but WITS is useful for any vehicle or equipment withlarge wiring harnesses: military and commercial aircraft ground vehicles (tanks, trucks, trains), factory equipment, and more. We have coordinated our commercialization team, and it is ready to carry WITS into a long-term product.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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