Dynamic Identification of Actuator Frequency Response using Wavelets

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$449,650.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0067
Award Id:
75266
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-094-0457
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA, 90250
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
028281020
Principal Investigator:
Edward Bachelder
Principal Specialist
(310) 679-2281
edbach@systemstech.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Myers
Vice-President / Technica
(310) 679-2281
exec@systemstech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Health monitoring on aircraft has traditionally been accomplished through periodic inspections based on probabilistic assessments of failure rates backed by component testing. Thus each component in an aircraft including the airframe has an a priori established inspection and/or replacement schedule. The highly vibratory environment in a helicopter coupled with potential single-point failure modes demands that they be inspected thoroughly very regularly at great cost. Approaches to health monitoring may be sensor-based or model-based. The sensor-based approach monitors parameters such as vibration and temperature at various locations in an aircraft and detects exceedences beyond a preset value. Almost all the existing health monitoring systems including rotorcraft HUMS are sensor based systems. The model-based approach including that proposed herein compares the actual performance or characteristic "dynamic signature" of an aircraft system or component with an appropriate model. The objective of this research is to decrease system down-time and lower the maintenance costs due to current high levels of false alarms. The end product will be a prototype built-in-test prognostics and health monitoring (PHM) application using frequency response identification.

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