Wireless Health Monitoring for Large Arrays of MEMS Sensors and Actuators

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,984.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNA06BA10C
Agency Tracking Number:
054810
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065-1812
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
611466855
Principal Investigator:
Ching-Fang Lin
Principal Investigator
(805) 582-0582
cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact:
Cecile Huling
Business Official
(805) 582-0582
cbhuling@americangnc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this Phase I project is to demonstrate an automated on-line structural health monitoring system for aircraft structures using a combination of wireless data acquisition and fault detection filter via a sensing network for vehicle-embedded large arrays of MEMS sensors and actuators. A fault detection filter, whose functions are to identify and localize the damage, is considered as a new concept in the field of structural health monitoring. Sensor validation is implemented in the distributed sensor network to ensure only validated data are sent to the central station for further system utilization. Wireless communication provides a safe, affordable, and more efficient method for the online health monitoring of vehicle subsystems and information monitoring. It also involves signal processing to support decision-making related to safety, maintenance, or operating procedures.

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