A Noninvasive Sensor/Control Suite for Health Monitoring and Extended Life of Aircraft Generation Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0178
Agency Tracking Number: N064-007-0525a
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-T007
Solicitation Number: 2006.
Small Business Information
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100, West Lafayette, IN, -
DUNS: 161183322
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Walters
 (765) 464-8997
Business Contact
 Eric Walters
Title: President
Phone: (765) 464-8997
Email: walters@pcka.com
Research Institution
 Purdue University
 Troy Harper
 Sponsored Program Services
610 Purdue Mall, Hovde Hall
West Lafayette, IN, 47906-
 (765) 494-2741
 Nonprofit college or university
Failures in aircraft electrical power systems can compromise the readiness, safety, and capabilities of the war-fighter. Furthermore, if the root cause for the failure cannot be quickly identified, this can lead to increased maintenance costs and potential downtime for the aircraft. In this effort, enhanced diagnostic and prognostic algorithms will be implemented in a hardware unit to minimize such failures and quickly identify corrective maintenance actions if failures should occur for the F/A-18 Generator Converter Unit (GCU) PS1 power supply. The outcome for this effort will be a production prototype Power Supply Tester (PST) hardware unit that will accurately assess the health of the PS1 and identify corrective maintenance actions for degraded or failed components within the PS1.

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