Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Digital Electronics Using Existing Parameters and Measurands

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: N052-093-0040
Amount: $149,900.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-093
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
6595 North Oracle Road, Suite 153B, Tucson, AZ, 85704
DUNS: 157955597
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Hofmeister
 Principal Investigator
 (520) 742-3300
 hoffy@ridgetop-group.com
Business Contact
 Douglas Goodman
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (520) 742-3300
Email: doug@ridgetop-group.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The identification and development of sensors for monitoring environmental conditions, for detecting incipient faults, and for detecting precursor-to-failure trigger points is one aspect of Prognostic Health Management (PHM) for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Another important aspect is to collect the set of sensor output data and to analyze that set of data using realistic and verifiable prognostic models to arrive at a reliability prediction that can be accurately related to the Remaining Useful Life (RUL) of a part, component, sub-assembly or assembly, such as those found on a Joint Strike Fighter. The objectives of this SBIR are to define techniques and processes to relate RUL predictions to detectable fault conditions; determine the feasibility of developing advanced models and statistical techniques; develop a prototype model/programs for a specific JSF subsystem application and its electronic boards; develop an initial list of required available inputs to the models; outline a method of extracting inputs from a particular subsystem and board; and define user interfaces.

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