Data Concentrator for Modular and Distributed Control of Propulsion Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CA91C
Agency Tracking Number: 105288
Amount: $749,873.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.07
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Research, Inc.
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500, Cleveland, OH, 44103-3757
DUNS: 557510336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike Willett
 Principal Investigator
 (216) 649-0399
 willett@orbitalresearch.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Snyder
Title: Business Official
Phone: (216) 649-0399
Email: snyder@orbitalresearch.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Orbital Research proposes to develop, build and test 3 additional high temperature components for use in the design of a Data Concentrator Module in distributed turbine engine control at high temperatures. The concentrator receives analog and digital signals related to turbine engine control and communicates with a FADEC or high level command processor. This data concentrator follows the road map put forth by DECWG for use in creating a demonstration platform for turbine engine distributed controls communication development that operates at temperatures at least up to 225C. Phase I was the development of detailed specifications for each component needed for the system, as well as to define the total system specification. This entailed a combination of system design, compiling existing component specifications, laboratory testing, and simulation. The results showed the feasibility of the data concentrator. Phase II of this program will focus on three key objectives: The first objective will be to update Data Concentrator design modifications from DECWG and Prime Contractors. Secondly, to define the requirements for the three new high temperature ASICs. Finally to validate each design by testing over temperature and under load.

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