The Vehicle Health Management (VHM) Toolbox

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-11-C-6516
Agency Tracking Number: N102-111-0027
Amount: $99,368.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-111
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
1850 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA, -
DUNS: 830825365
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tsvi Slonim
 Senior Researcher Archite
 (408) 449-2296
Business Contact
 Nadav Ben-Efraim
Title: CEO
Phone: (650) 279-6969
Research Institution
A comprehensive diagnostics and prognostics Vehicle Health Management (VHM) Toolbox. The VHM Toolbox provides advanced data-mining capabilities to determine vehicle and fleet-level maintenance trends and failure mechanisms to improve platform availability and system lifecycle management. Two Toolbox variants will be created: i) On-vehicle toolbox for real-time laptop/mobile operation will fit within a small compute and memory footprint suitable for laptop or Smartphone application. ii) Off-vehicle, fleet-level toolbox will continuously monitor incoming data, update its view of the world, and have the required speed to cope with huge datasets. Data entering the VHM toolbox flows through five processing stages: (a) Data preparation (b) Modeling, (c) Diagnosis, (d) Prognostics, and (e) Performance & Uncertainly Analysis. The framework, whose individual modules have been proven effective in various other applications, is an open modular environment, designed to accept new algorithms, integrate within existing systems, and encourage continuous collaborative innovation.

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