Accession Number:

ADA443768

Title:

Embedded Diagnostics & Prognostics Wireless Sensing Platforms

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC TROY MI

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

An embedded diagnostics and prognostics architecture affects several aspects associated with military ground vehicles such as improved safety, reduction in maintenance times, weapon system readiness, and awareness of mission capabilities. These capabilities can be enhanced further by implementing wireless technologies on vehicles and utilizing wireless communication in the theater of operations. A wireless architecture on the vehicle provides the foundation for additional significant attributes such as improved theater awareness and more efficient distribution of supplies and if implemented on legacy systems would allow for incremental addition of sensors and technology. Additionally, directly integrating RF circuitry with a sensing device allows a systems integrator to minimize the typical integration hassles of adding wiring harnesses, weight increase, packaging limitations, and cost increases inherent in installing new systems onto legacy systems. Promising applications which could benefit from this embedded diagnostic prognostic wireless sensing architecture may include battery monitoring in 42-volt systems, automotive fluid quality monitoring systems, and tire pressure monitoring systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Computer Hardware
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE