Reliable, High Temperature Engine Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-C-2910
Agency Tracking Number: F073-048-0240
Amount: $748,487.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF073-048
Solitcitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
Scientific Monitoring, Inc.
8777 E.Via de Ventura, Suite 120, Scottsdale, OH, 85258
Duns: 798611331
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Walt Merrill
 VP and GM
 (440) 328-5832
 walt.merrill@scientificmonitoring.c
Business Contact
 Walt Merrill
Title: VP and GM
Phone: (440) 328-5832
Email: walt.merrill@scientificmonitoring.c
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Scientific Monitoring will develop high temperature (~200C) integrated circuits for a distributed FADEC architecture for reliable turbofan engine control. The apoplication specific integrated cirucits will be developed for sensor and actuator interface and control.  The circuits will include digital signal processing capability enabling them to be semi-autonomous nodes.  Additionally, building blocks for DC to DC Power Conversion and highly temperature stable and tunable clock generators will be developed.  This work will result in a prototype demonstration at high temperature on relevant aerospace hardware.   BENEFIT: If fully successful, high temperature, reliable electronics will enable new aircraft engine distributed control systems to operate without (or with substantially reduced requirements for) fuel cooling. Today''''''''s modern military aircraft are beginning to experience severe operation or performance limitations due to the overheating of fuel. A fuel cooled FADEC is one of the major fuel heat sources. The elimination of fuel cooling would provide substantial cost savings or additional design space flexibility.

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