Wireless Health Monitoring for Large Arrays of MEMS Sensors and Actuators

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$69,984.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNA06BA10C
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
054810
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.06
Small Business Information
American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065-1812
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
611466855
Principal Investigator
 Ching-Fang Lin
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 582-0582
 cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact
 Cecile Huling
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Email: 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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