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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$250,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0178
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-007-0525a
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-T007
Solicitation Number:
2006.
Small Business Information
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100, West Lafayette, IN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161183322
Principal Investigator:
Eric Walters
President
(765) 464-8997
walters@pcka.com
Business Contact:
Eric Walters
President
(765) 464-8997
walters@pcka.com
Research Institute:
Purdue University
Troy Harper
Sponsored Program Services
610 Purdue Mall, Hovde Hall
West Lafayette, IN, 47906-
(765) 494-2741
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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