Rotary Wing Dynamic Component Structural Life Tracking

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0169
Agency Tracking Number: N081-006-1091
Amount: $79,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-006
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
562 E. Weddell Drive, Suite 4, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
DUNS: 064744436
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Clements
 Senior Software Engineer
 (408) 734-9392
 richard.clements@analatom.com
Business Contact
 Bernard Laskowski
Title: President
Phone: (408) 734-9392
Email: laskowski@analatom.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The aim of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a fatigue lifetime tracking system for critical components used in rotary aircraft platforms. By incorporating neural network anomaly detection techniques, algorithms will be developed that track specific critical components and their unique identification across different platforms and rotary aircraft in order to evaluate both new and historic flight load parameter information associated with the operation of these multiple critical components. Combining this information with Health Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) data bases, algorithms will be developed that can both predict anomalous behaviors associated with extended flight load parameters, as well as forecast “just in time” (optimal component retirement life cycles) and outline interim maintenance diagnostic decision points. The fatigue tracking system will further utilize advanced diagnostics and prognostics through the HUMS platform to improve battle readiness of the components and systems, as well as minimize maintenance costs over the life-cycle of the component. Further development will provide an advanced tool to maintenance engineers for determination of necessary diagnostic procedures and schedules for specified components and systems.

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