Electronic Health Monitoring for Space Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CD44P
Agency Tracking Number: 115472
Amount: $124,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: X6.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
310 5th Street, Charleroi, PA, 15022-1517
DUNS: 187594788
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Walter Keller
 Principal Investigator
 (724) 483-3946
 wkeller@nokomisinc.com
Business Contact
 Gena DiSimoni
Title: Business Official
Phone: (724) 483-3946
Email: gdisimoni@nokomisinc.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Prognostic monitoring capabilities for space exploration aircrafts are crucial to enable safety and reliability in these platforms. Nokomis proposes to develop and mature a system which exploits electromagnetic emissions to identify degradation in avionics components and determine the probability of failure and remaining useful life (RUL). Over time, the deterioration of components under stress alters the impedances of circuits, components, integrated circuits, and other electronic subcomponents which cause changes to the electronic emission's signatures. Due to the uniqueness of emission signatures, they can be related directly to specific components within the monitored system. In this Phase I effort, representative avionics components will be artificially aged to the point of failure as they are monitored using Nokomis' AELED based Electronic Health Monitoring (EHM) system. An algorithm will be developed to model the changes in emissions over a component's lifetime, thereby determining the potential for component failure at any point in its operational lifetime.

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