Rotary Wing Dynamic Component Structural Life Tracking

Period of Performance: 04/16/2008 - 10/16/2008

$142K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Technical Data Analysis, Inc.
3190 Fairview Park Drive Array
Falls Church, VA 22042
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Technical Data Analysis, Inc. (TDA) envisions one comprehensive, integrated dynamic component tracking system complementing the United States Navy s CBM efforts for optimum fleet management to assure rotorcraft safety. This vision brings together widely differing aircraft platform data and tracking/lifing methods under one open architecture framework to provide near real-time component health and fatigue life expended (FLE) values. The fleet management tool envisioned in this framework will help the USN develop safety strategies through asset management via prognostics and trending, scheduling fleet maintenance actions, and future acquisitions.