Period of Performance: 08/13/2015 - 02/09/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

KCF Technologies, Inc.
336 South Fraser Street Array
State College, PA 16801
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


KCF Technologies understands that new CBM technology is required for realized Total Ownership Cost (TOC) reductions on many Navy platforms including the Ohio and Virginia class submarines. In particular, advanced solutions are needed for cost effective monitoring that provides high value component health data from which overhauls can be reduced, work task times shortened, and maintenance logistics optimized. The lack of advanced monitoring technologies necessary to perform high fidelity diagnostics and prognostics?within the constraints of most Navy platforms and logistics infrastructure?represent a key technology gap that must be bridged to derive the majority of the value and cost saving. In this project, advanced diagnostic and prognostic algorithms will be combined with a mature commercial industrial machine monitoring solution. This marriage of technologies will be tailored and applied to the unique requirements of Navy submarines.