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TURBINE ENGINE ROTOR SYSTEM FAILURE PREDICTION AND PREVENTION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14140
Amount: $276,467.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2300 Geng Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94303
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald L De Hoff
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A METHODOLOGY AND A PROTOTYPE DESIGN FOR A SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PREDICTING FAILURE OF ROTATING PARTS IN TURBINE ENGINES. SCT PROPOSES AN INNOVATIVE, INTEGRATED APPROACH THAT ASSIMILATES DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES TO TREND ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH. INDICATIONS OF COMPONENET FAILURE WILL BE IDENTIFIED AND ACTUAL DATA WILL BE COMPARED AGAINST THE INDICATORS TO DETERMINE IMPENDING FAILURE. HISTORICAL TRENDING OF RELEVANT DATA ON ENGINE OPERATIONS WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE FAILURE TRENDS. THE DESIGN WILL ADDRESS REQUIREMENTS OF THE PILOT/ENGINE OPERATOR, FIRST LINE MECHANIC AND OVERHAUL MECHANIC. THE METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN WILL BE BASED ON EXTENSIVE SURVEY OF THE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN ENGINE HEALTH MONITORING AND DIAGNOSTICS SYSTEMS. THE RESULTS OF THIS INVESTIGATION WILL PROVIDE THE IMPETUS FOR DEVELOPING INTEGRATED PREDICTIVE SYSTEMS FOR TURBINES INTHE COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY ENVIRONMENT. POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS INCLUDE LARGE COMMERCIAL AIES, AS WELL AS THE GROWING FLEET OF COMMERCIAL HELICOPTERS AND CORPORATE JET AIRPLANES.

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