End-to-end Naval Asset Damage Detection System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,967.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0300
Award Id:
95183
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-042-0486
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T042
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2363 Calle Del Mundo, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
877452664
Principal Investigator:
Richard Black
Principal Investigator
(408) 565-9000
rjb@ifos.com
Business Contact:
Behzad Moslehi
CEO/CTO
(408) 565-9004
bm@ifos.com
Research Institution:
University of Florida
Nam Ho Kim
University of Florida
GAINSVILLE, FL, 32611
(352) 846-0665
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
IFOS will demonstrate the feasibility of a minimalistic, yet powerful, distributed network of piezoelectric actuators and ultrasonic wave detecting fiber optic Bragg grating (FBG) sensors interrogated by a high frequency parallel processing FBG interrogator together with innovative mathematical and computational algorithms to process, store and visualize (via damage index maps) massive amounts of data generated from said system to enable quantitative structural health monitoring of Naval assets (ships and aircraft). The goal is development of a complete and detailed assessment of the material or structural condition well before any visible signs of deterioration develop by using a permanently installed network of FBG sensors and actuators and interrogating them only during scheduled stops or during scheduled maintenance intervals. The initial focus will be on material state accuracy rather than computational speed. In Phase I, IFOS will develop a lab bench prototype material state awareness distributed network of sensors and actuators. In Phase II, IFOS will scale up the system to enable interrogation of structures with much greater size and with much more diverse structural details such as structural ribs, stiffeners and bulkheads as well as complex composite construction such as sandwich core or rib stiffened structures.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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