FTI Selected to Develop a Prognostic System for Electromechanical Actuators
Frontier Technology, Inc (FTI) has been selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory for award of a contract to develop and demonstrate an architecture and conceptual design for an electro-mechanical actuator (EMA) prognostic system that will provide an estimate of remaining useful life (RUL) and predict faults at least two mission profiles prior to failure. FTI will apply its proven gas turbine and rocket engine health management approaches to EMAs to detect abnormal conditions, high stress, and precursors of future failures. The system will be based on the principles of fusion prognostics that combine data-derived technology for real-time performance analysis with physics-based models that support the computation of RUL. It will create and adapt statistical system performance models to detect abnormalities, degradations and precursors of future failures, isolate and identify the failure, and compute RUL. The prognostic system will be designed to operate on-board in real-time or off-board as part of a ground-based support system. This contract extends FTI’s research and development into predictive analysis, fault isolation and RUL computation for electronic and electro-mechanical systems.
Frontier Technology, Inc. is an engineering and information technology company helping customers to make informed decisions that improve their business operations and increase their bottom line. FTI offers Decision Management Products and Services for business analysis and Sensor Data Products and Solutions for operations analysis. The company has offices in Goleta, CA. Colorado Springs, CO, Dayton, OH, Beverly MA and Anniston, AL. For more information visit the company’s website at www.fti-net.com
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