Carriage Life Monitoring Of External Stores

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-12-C-0095
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-094-1163
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-094
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
RNET Technologies, Inc.
240 W. Elmwood Dr., Suite 2010, Dayton, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
141943030
Principal Investigator:
Tood Grimes
Project Manager
(937) 433-2886
TGrimes@RNET-Tech.com
Business Contact:
V. Nagarajan
President
(937) 433-2886
VNagarajan@RNET-Tech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
RNET and Purdue will develop an ultra-low power carriage life monitoring sensor for external stores. The system will use a minimal number of sensors (biaxial linear accelerometers and biaxial gyroscopes) and the power consumption will be optimized by incorporating innovative time and frequency domain event recognition algorithms. A biaxial AC couple accelerometer and a biaxial gyroscope will allow the identification of platform shutdown/start, steady state flight hours, maneuvering flight hours, count of adjacent store firings, onboard gunfire, and ballistic/fragment impacts. The two sensors can be trigger counters and data collectors that will enable the events to be identified offline. The system will be event driven, and not require a microprocessor for normal operation. Asynchronous processing triggers, including analog triggering sensors and wake-on-RF, will eliminate the need for synchronous networking or sensor processing. RNET will develop the required ASICs using ultra-low power techniques utilizing"independent double gate"(IDG) technology.

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