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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F42650-03-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number:
F021-2305
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
 Duke Buster
 Project Manager
 (505) 255-8611
 duke_buster@mgtsciences.com
Business Contact
 Marlene Blemel
Title: President
Phone: (505) 255-8611
Email: kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Research Institution
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.

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