Real-Time Supervisors and Monitors for Performing Health Monitoring and Fault Detection for Systems Operating in Multiple Regimes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0241
Agency Tracking Number: N023-0057
Amount: $69,644.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Monitoring, Inc.
4801 S. Lakeshore Drive, Suite 103, Tempe, AZ, 85282
DUNS: 798611331
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Link Jaw
 Chief Technical Officer
 (480) 752-7909
Business Contact
 George Mink
Title: Chief Diagnostic Engineer
Phone: (480) 752-7909
Research Institution
 Applied Research Lab - Penn State University
 Pamela R Righter
 P O Box 30
State College, PA, 16804
 (814) 863-3991
 Nonprofit college or university
"SMI and ARL at Penn State will collaborate to develop a real-time, intelligent, hierarchical control system for fault detection, prediction, performance prediction, model validation and real time resource management and system reconfiguration. ThisAutonomous Monitoring and Control System (AMCS) will:¿ Improve the fault detection and prediction in UAV's ;¿ Differentiate between fault signatures and operational regime switching;¿ Replace the remote human operator of UAV's with a more efficient real time on-board control system.The AMCS architecture will be hierarchical and flexible, in order to make it adaptable to different UAV systems and sub systems as well as other applications. The technical approach is to combine SMI's and ARL's fault detection and performance predictionapproach with a behavior based intelligent controller to create a flexible architecture. The AMCS will have a comprehensive health monitoring (CHM) function which will use techniques form both Robust Control and Gated Experts. The behavior basedintelligent controller will reconfigure the system to adapt to changes in the systems performance and fault status. At the end of Phase I, SMI and ARL plan to demonstrate the AMCS on a selected subsystem of a UAV. The proposed program implements innovative technology in a deployable solution. This technology will eventually provide a commercial product that will improve safety, performance and reduce operational cost for airplanes, jet engines, power plants andmilitary equipment. The project is geared towards autonomous flight, which is a military application. SMI will collaborate with an airframe manufacturer to commercialize this product for military applications. The goal will be to work closely with anaircraft manufacturer in order to package and sell these services to them, for their existing and new buyers, especially in the Military sector. The commercialization strategy will also begin with working within SMI's core competency of aircraft engines.The beginning tier will target engine manufacture

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