PC-BASED EXPERT SYSTEM FOR THERMAL ANALYSIS OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$338,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
12363
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
Po Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator
 Dr James J Barry
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THERMAL EVALUATION OF ELECTRONIC MODULES AND SYSTEMS FOR RELIABILITY IN THE EARLY STAGES OF DESIGN WOULD PROVIDE COST AND TIME SAVINGS BY AVOIDING REDESIGN OR MODIFICATION OF COMPLETED DESIGNS. SYSTEM AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERS NEED A THERMAL ANALYSIS TOOL THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE HEAT TRANSFER EXPERTISE OR DETAILED INPUT DATA SO THAT EVALUATION CAN TAKE PLACE EARLY IN THE DESIGN PROCESS. THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A PC-BASED THERMAL ANALYZER BASED ON AN EXPERT SYSTEM. THE SOFTWARE WILL ESTIMATE COMPONENT TEMPERATURES AND PROVIDE WARNINGS WHEN TEMPERATURES EXCEED SPECIFIED LIMITS USING A SIMPLE INPUT DESCRIPTION OF THE DESIGN AND ASSUMING NO HEAT TRANSFER EXPERTISE ON THE PART OF THE USER. UNSPECIFIED INPUTS WILL BE ESTIMATED WITHIN CONSTRAINTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I PROJECT IS TO SHOW THAT SUCH A PROGRAM IS ACHIEVABLE AND WILL MEET THE NEEDS OF SYSTEM AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERS. DETAILED SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE DEVELOPED.

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