Carriage Life Monitoring Of External Stores

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