Structural Health and Usage monitoring system for Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-05-C-3509
Award Id:
62558
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1605
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
155C-3 Moffett Park Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043688410
Principal Investigator:
ShawnBeard
Chief Technology Officer
(408) 745-1188
sjb@acellent.com
Business Contact:
AmritaKumar
Business Director
(408) 745-1188
akumar@acellent.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Acellent Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop a complete Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system for application to unmanned air vehicle (UAV) platform. In partnership with The Boeing Company, the development will focus primarily on the monitoring of UAV used by the U.S. Air Force such as Sensor Craft and UCAV. The proposed development will provide the means to significantly reduce maintenance/inspection costs, and enhance the reliability/efficiency/readiness of structures used in these vehicles. Phase I was focused on proving feasibility of impact damage detection on representative structures of UAV and projecting a strong business case for SHM use on these structures. A detailed plan for testing and integration of the SHM system on full-scale primary structures of these UAV is being pursued in Phase II. The Boeing Company strongly supports the proposed development and will assist in providing requirements and in the integration of the developed SHM system into the UAV .

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