Shipboard Shock & Vibration Environmental Monitoring and Recording

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,837.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N65538-10-M-0023
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-129-0661
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-129
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator
 Ron Murdock
 Principal Investigator
 (401) 846-0111
 rmurdock@progeny.net
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Manager of Business Suppo
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Email: csigety@progeny.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There is currently no integrated and systemic means of monitoring and recording the forces which lead to fatigue and eventual catastrophic failure of shipboard equipment. Such instrumentation has traditionally been reserved for highly controlled, instrumented sea tests such as shock trials. The surface fleet has an urgent need to develop and integrate an onboard shock and vibration monitoring system. Constellations of strategically placed sensors can measure the magnitude and record all such events which occur from normal underway operations and casualty scenarios such as the effect of hull slamming in high seas. This system will monitor, record, and aggregate acceleration, velocity, and displacement vector time series data across the platform. This data can be used to support predictive fatigue models for preventive maintenance as well as drive changes in new ship designs. Utilizing remotely attached sensors allows the selection of different sensor types for the specific application mated to common, programmable processing modules. Sensor placement on the device or structure of interest is particularly critical for accurate monitoring. The processing modules would contain configurable signal conditioning stages for several sensor channels, employ ultra low power processing with a multilevel power management scheme, wireless communications, and removable flash media.

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