Vehicle Intelligent Performance Enabled Retrofit (VIPER)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,995.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W56HZV-08-C-0282
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O071-E10-4023
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD07-E10
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
949183701
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Blenkhorn
 Director, Unmanned Systems
 (703) 236-6993
 kevin.blenkhorn@21csi.com
Business Contact
 Stuart Aldridge
Title: VP, Deputy CTO
Phone: (402) 505-7887
Email: stuart@21csi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The United States has a mechanized military that relies heavily on fuel availability. Delivering large quantities of fuel is a logistical burden. Besides the cost of the fuel itself, we must transport it, store it, and protect it. Fuel convoys are large targets moving along predicable paths. They expose soldiers and contractors to great dangers, and are a favorite target for terrorist attacks. Considering the difficulties of fuel logistics in our current conflicts, we need to think ahead to future conflicts and ensure that we are able to deliver whatever levels of fuel are required. 21st Century Systems, Incorporated is pleased to propose to research and develop a solution to the problem of development of vehicle fuel maintenance and powertrain prognostics system that can be easily installed, requires minimal hardware, and operates alongside existing logistics tools. We call our Phase I concept Vehicle Intelligent Performance Enabled Retrofit, or VIPER. VIPER will be a COTS based system where an embedded processor monitors, diagnoses, predicts, and offers advice to the operator. An off-board system builds vehicle performance models based on accumulated data uploaded from many vehicles. The offboard system also provides maintenance related prognostics and logistics reports.

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