Reliable, High Temperature Engine Control

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,487.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-09-C-2910
Award Id:
86609
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-048-0240
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8777 E.Via de Ventura, Suite 120, Scottsdale, OH, 85258
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
798611331
Principal Investigator:
Walt Merrill
VP and GM
(440) 328-5832
walt.merrill@scientificmonitoring.com
Business Contact:
Walt Merrill
VP and GM
(440) 328-5832
walt.merrill@scientificmonitoring.com
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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