Generic Propulsion Health Management / Controller System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-2609
Agency Tracking Number: F041-189-1285
Amount: $1,849,960.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-189
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
13029 Danielson Street, Suite 200, Poway, CA, 92064
DUNS: 097858836
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Brotherton
 Vice President, CTO
 (858) 679-4140
Business Contact
 Nicholas Brunski
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (858) 679-4140
Research Institution
The Air Force is developing a wide variety of technologies for aircraft propulsion system health management (PHM). Unfortunately many promising new sensor technologies and new algorithms cannot easily be deployed for on-wing demonstration. On Phase I IAC, with Hamilton Sundstrand and Luppold & Associates support, developed a requirements specification, h/w and s/w design for a PC-104 based generic system. A preliminary Simulink demonstration to perform engine virtual sensing was also developed. That Simulink script is the first target application for transition to the full generic system. On the initial Phase II, working with Hamilton Sundstrand IAC will build the actual hardware and software system. The system will be used to implement an inlet distortion sensing system for the Active Integrated Inlet Duct Engine Demonstrator (AIIDED) UAV. The system is ideal for a variety of other UAV health monitoring and control applications. A single card system will be developed. The system is based on the Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGA. This will allow for a smaller, lighter, faster, and larger operating temperature h/w suite that is well suited to UAV applications. The MathWorks Simulink™ and Xilinx System Generator™ are used for algorithm development and validation of the integrated system operation.

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