Early Damage State Detection in Gearbox Components Via Acoustic Emission

Period of Performance: 08/15/2012 - 03/15/2013


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

AbM Engineering, LLC
601 Innovation Way
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 South Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114


The objective os this work is to utilize acoustic emission for early detection of cracks in helicopter gearboxes. Cracks will be identified including their location and extent, the system is envisioned to communicate this information as well as the remaining life of the part. Statistical signal processing and conditioning will be a vital part of the work. AbM Engineering, LLC is partnering with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to accomplish this mission.