Total Rotorcraft Utility Winch (TRUW) Gearbox PHM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0273
Agency Tracking Number: N101-024-0333
Amount: $149,210.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-024
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14623
DUNS: 073955507
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Watson
 Manager, Dynamic Systems
 (814) 861-6273
Business Contact
 Mark Redding
Title: President
Phone: (585) 424-1990
Research Institution
Impact Technologies, with support from multiple helicopter system OEMs, proposes to develop a universal, low-power, modular, wireless-capable system that can monitor the condition of winch components. The system will utilize a limited number of digital smart sensors to collect necessary data and autonomously generate and display the remaining service life, current health state, and failure mode classification (if detected). Multiple sensed parameters (vibration, oil quality & debris, and temperature) will be collected with a minimal suite of existing sensors to provide comprehensive failure mode coverage. Using proven methods with low technical risk, Impact proposes to integrate the results of the winch PHM system into existing HUMS systems, allowing integration of winch specific information into established maintenance and logistic procedures. The program is innovative in its combination of new analysis/modeling methods, proven digital smart sensors, of which many have been successfully implemented by the authors in previous machinery health management programs, data fusion, and wireless architecture design. Ultimately, the outcome will be a modular and robust monitoring system that can be readily configured and deployed to monitor the condition of any winch or hoist system to maximize operational efficiency, increase safety, and reduce costs.

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