Intelligent Leading Edge Deicing/Anti-Icing System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$80,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0228
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-038-0202
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-038
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator
 Michael Maddux
 Research Engineer
 (937) 320-1877
 madduxmr@crgrp.com
Business Contact
 Stephern Vining
Title: VP Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: viningsd@crgrp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to develop an innovative concept for a lightweight, low-cost, multi-functional intelligent deicing/anti-icing system. The proposed concept utilizes an integrated piezoelectric (PZT) sensor/actuator network to autonomously monitor system function, the leading edge of the rotor for ice accretions, damage due to FOD, and to perform or assist in deicing/anti-icing functions. Discretized thin-film heaters are incorporated into the concept to provide augmentation or back-up to the piezoelectric deicing/anti-icing system and are controlled by an intelligent control system. Data acquired from the PZT network is used by the intelligent control system for autonomous decision making. The concept system provides capabilities not available in singular current systems to monitor the rotor blade structure in near real time while in service, and automatically activate the deicing/anti-icing system when necessary.

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