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Sensor Validation for Turboshaft Engine Torque Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-09-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: A082-015-1942
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-015
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-10-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-04-21
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United States
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Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Sobota
 Chief Techology Officer
 (909) 228-9950
Business Contact
 Jay Marsh
Title: VP of Product Management
Phone: (909) 618-2643
Research Institution

We propose a method that specifically addresses the requirement for helicopter engine torque sensor validation by integrating the engine component level model, model reduction techniques, and real-time parameter estimation algorithms. The method starts with a component level turboshaft model. Component degradations are considered. Model reduction techniques are proposed to construct a simplified engine model to design a health parameter estimator to estimate the evolution of health parameters using sensor measurements. Finally, the estimated health parameters and states of the engine are used to determine the engine torque. In collaboration with Honeywell, APRI has assembled a multidisciplinary team with all of the requisite experience to perform the proposed research.

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