Fusion of Built in Test (BIT) Technologies with Embeddable Fault Tolerant Techniques for Power System and Drives in Space Exploration

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,928.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CA23C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
094694
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
X1.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NY, Rochester, NY, 14623-2893
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073955507
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Kalgren
Principal Investigator
(585) 424-1990
patrick.kalgren@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
Carol Marquardt
Contracts Manager
(585) 627-1923
carol.marquardt@impact-tek.com
Research Institution:
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Abstract
Impact Technologies has proposed development of an effective prognostic and fault accommodation system for critical DC power systems including PV systems. Overall goal for this program is development of techniques that enable power system fault tolerance based on diagnostic features from the solar cells, power bus, and power transistors. After completion of Phase I efforts towards this goal, Impact has achieved substantial and promising results in several technical areas that provide opportunities for maturing PHM tools. The technical areas covered include: 1) solar cell modeling and characterization, 2) power system monitoring, 3) semiconductor device modeling and aging characterization, and 4) application of the leakage current sensing to DC systems. During Phase II, impact will apply and maturing phase I accomplishments to incorporate and embed effective PHM techniques and fault tolerance for power system reliability and extended operation. Impact also plans development of a prototype low cost dynamic leakage current sensor for solar cell and DC power system application. The long-term implications of a successful completion of this program will provide reliability and health management tools for the state-of-the-art technologies, such as advanced power systems based on solar power generation, contributing directly to NASA's ISHM efforts.

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