Annual rept. no. 2, 1 Mar 96-28 Feb 97,
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA
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This document summarizes performance activity regarding basic research being conducted in the area of Integrated Diagnostics, a term associated with the technologies and methodologies used to determine how mechanical failures occur, and how they can be detected, predicted, and diagnosed in real-time. Objectives, set forth through the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative M-URI, are being addressed by faculty and staff from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, and the University of Minnesota. This activity is funded through the Office of Naval Research for a basic period of three years, with a potential for two additional years. Second year accomplishments, plans, and technology transfer actions are reported upon. During this reporting period, experiments based on material, load, and vibration information from critical rotorcraft components have been designed and conducted so as to collect data of relevance in understanding the mechanisms of failure for use in developing failure models. These models can serve as a guide in the selection and development of sensors to detect faults and pending failures. Effort has been placed on microsensor development, and achieving the means to analyze and correlate reliable sensor output for operator use. Organizationally, this activity is being accomplished through 16 projects, categorized by three thrust areas.
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors