Structural Health Monitoring Enabled Decision Support Tool for the Littoral Combat Ship

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,718.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0185
Agency Tracking Number:
N103-228-0361
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N103-228
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073955507
Principal Investigator:
Greg Kacprzynski
Director, Engineering Ser
(585) 424-1990
greg.kacprzynski@impact-tek.com
Business Contact:
Mark Redding
President
(585) 424-1990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Impact Technologies LLC, proposes to design, develop and demonstrate a SHM enabled Decision Support Toolkit for the Littoral Combat Ship. Our focus is on delivering innovative technologies to the Navy that will transform raw SHM data into actionable information serving both LCS Operators and Maintainers. Building off experience in a wide variety of SHM and Condition Based Maintenance programs, the Impact team will first define a modular and scalable toolkit architecture that can be integrated with ICAS. We further propose to develop and demonstrate current (diagnostic) and future (prognostic) structural integrity assessments tools that will serve to fuse, classify and reason upon the current LCS SHM sensor suite and expand in capability and accuracy if/when the monitoring suite is enhanced on the LCS or future surface combatants. The Toolkit will distill structural integrity assessments into near real-time knowledge of loading relative to the safe operating envelope for Operators and into long term risk assessment, recommended corrective actions, and asset utilization for maintainers and fleet managers. We will demonstrate the toolkit in software in the Phase I final review using representative LCS sea trial data along with future technology maturation and transition plan.

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