Digital Electronics Health Prognosis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,980.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0091
Award Id:
75262
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-093-0539
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VEXTEC CORP. (Currently VEXTEC CORPORATION)
750 Old Hickory Blvd, Building 2, Suite 270, Brentwood, TN, 37027
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128193997
Principal Investigator:
Robert Tryon
CTO
(615) 372-0299
rtryon@vextec.com
Business Contact:
Loren Nasser
COO
(615) 372-0299
lnasser@vextec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Electronic digital circuit boards are composites of organic or inorganic materials with external and internal wiring designed to electrically interconnect and mechanically support all of the components and dissipate heat. Digital electronic circuit failure is ultimately a material failure at either the board, interconnect or component level. VEXTEC proposes to extend JSF prognosis to digital electronics using a physics of failure and material microstructural modeling approach. This project will consider digital circuit failure due to lead-free solder fatigue, board delamination, and individual component failure. The proposed project will develop an innovative, diagnostic/prognostic life prediction methodology for JSF application using currently planned onboard sensed data as modeling input. Phase I will show concept feasibility through a remote input output (RIO) circuit board prognosis demonstration. This system represents an excellent example for the prognosis need given there are ten RIOs at various locations on the JSF aircraft. These ten RIO's represent a system of like components exposed to different environments within the aircraft. Also sensors are currently available to measure temperatures and vibration at each of the ten locations.

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