Structural Integrity Monitoring System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911W6-06-C-0061
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-061-2683
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-061
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
TECHNO-SCIENCES, INC.
11785 Beltsville Drive, 9th Floor, Beltsville, MD, 20705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
061997029
Principal Investigator
 Peter Chen
 Principal Investigator
 (240) 790-0600
 chenp@technosci.com
Business Contact
 Amy Hizoune
Title: VP, Finance
Phone: (240) 790-0600
Email: aph@technosci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi), in collaboration with the Smart Structures Laboratory of the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland (UMD), and Bell Helicopter, proposes to develop an innovative damage detection technology that examines a structure using a suite of distributed,in-situ sensors coupled with an Acousto-Ultrasonic damage detection methodology. Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components are used for data acquisition and wireless data transmission. An energy harvesting device is used to power the electronic components. This integrated package, known as a Structural Integrity Monitoring System (SIMS), continuously gathers and transmits data back to a host computer for damage detection purposes. Data manipulation and reduction leading to pilot alerts can be performed by the SIMS or at a centralized host computer. Flight tests will be conducted at the end of the Phase II program to validate the performance and benefits of the SIMS technology in accordance to the Army's Rotorcraft Structural Integrity Program (RISP)

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