Corrosion Modeling and Life Prediction Supporting Structural Prognostic Health Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,947.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-5014
Award Id:
78250
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-091-2079
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6669 Fyler Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
018571666
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Mills
Consultant
(314) 644-6040
tmills@apesolutions.com
Business Contact:
Craig Brooks
President
(314) 644-6040
cbrooks@apesolutions.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal offers the demonstration of an approach to integrate the latest corrosion sensor technology with corrosion structural effects modeling to enable the transition from periodic corrosion inspections to an efficient, focused prognostics and health monitoring (PHM) system. The fundamental vision of the proposed program is to provide the customer with a demonstrated process suitable for integrating corrosion effects analysis tools, structural criticality prioritization algorithms, in situ corrosion sensors, conventional non-destructive inspection (NDI), and data management structures to monitor and assess aircraft structure. All of these capabilities currently exist at varying levels of maturity. At the end of Phase II, such a PHM system will be designed, developed, integrated, validated, and demonstrated. The resulting system will include state-of-the-art hardware, software, and analytical techniques packaged into a powerful structural management philosophy. Demonstration in Phase II includes installation of hardware on a private jet to provide a flying demonstration article, and a detailed Program for implementation on a USAF asset, the A-10 "Warthog."

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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