Generic Propulsion Health Management / Controller System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,918.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-2450
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-189-1285
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-189
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION CORP.
13029 Danielson Street, Suite 200, Poway, CA, 92064
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
097858836
Principal Investigator:
Tom Brotherton
Vice President, CTO
(858) 679-4140
tom.brotherton@iac-online.com
Business Contact:
Laura Goodrich
Vice President, Contracts
(858) 679-4140
laura.goodrich@iac-online.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Air Force is developing a wide variety of technologies for aircraft engine propulsion / engine health management (PHM/EHM). These technologies include; high frequency vibration for bearing monitoring, oil chemistry / condition, oil debris, and on-board life models, for example. Unfortunately, many promising algorithms developed under the SBIR program cannot easily be integrated into existing PHM/EHM systems. The PHM/EHM manufacturers and advanced algorithm developers seem disconnected. A second issue is that PHM technologies have not been integrated with engine control systems to optimize engine performance and safety. IAC, with Hamilton Sundstrand and Luppold & Associates support, proposes to develop a generic hardware and software system to support development and fielding of integrated engine PHM / control systems. This system will also facilitate integration of third party algorithms. This system is based on the PC-104 card format, VxWorksT and Matlab development environment. IAC has extensive experience in development and fielding similar systems for Army helicopter vibration equipment.

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