Integrated Prognostics for Missile Electronics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0101
Agency Tracking Number: N043-258-0836
Amount: $149,914.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-258
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
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
 Bert Vermeire
 (520) 742-3300
Business Contact
 Douglas Goodman
Title: CEO
Phone: (520) 742-3300
Research Institution
Ridgetop will work with Raytheon to apply Electronic Prognostics to critical electronic systems in advanced missile systems. The focus will be on latent defects that escape conventional functional test suites. This investigation involves identification of critical components from failure rate analysis, extracting and measuring precursors to failure, and collecting and processing the results into a single composite Electronic Prognostics Indicator. For this SBIR, Ridgetop will create a test board design that can be used for accelerated aging and analysis of induced failures. Additional prognostics will be added to Ridgetop's Prognostic library such as FPGA packaging faults (solder failures) and also connector problems found in missile systems. The test board will be overstressed and cycled in a controlled manner to reveal defects at Raytheon's facilities in Tucson. The resulting signatures will be analyzed and processed to yield the composite latent defect metric.

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